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Xiphorhynchus creeper from Peru (1 Viewer)

Thibaud

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Hi again,

This was taken last week, in the Andean foothills of Pasco, central Peru, elevation about 1000 masl.
I'm reasonably confident it's a Xiphorhynchus. I want to say Olive-backed (based mainly on well, the olive color of the back, though I'd be more confident if it weren't quite so streaked). But the more I look at it, the more I wonder if it's not the Andean subsp of Ocellated (i.e., Tschudi's?). What say the experts, are the photos enough to tell for sure?
As always, the bloody thing was perfectly silent.

Many thanks in advance!

T
 

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Motmot

Eduardo Amengual
I think it is an olive-backed. The eye ring looks too bold and the mantle streaks too thin and inconspicuous for a tschudi's imo.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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