Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper

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Common Name: Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper

Scientific Name: Dendrocolaptes certhia

Size: 11 inches (28 cm)

Habitat: South America; entire Amazon Basin of Brazil and the Guianas in the northeast, (Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). The countries surrounding the basin at the Andes are southern Colombia and Venezuela, also Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. A disjunct population exists 1800 km east of the Amazon Basin in eastern coastal Brazil in the states of Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, and Sergipe in a 600 km coastal strip. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Status: Least Concern. Global population: Unknown.

Diet: Insects. Found low and mid-story in trees

Nesting: Nests are in holes in tree-trunks, often ones abandoned by woodpeckers. Nests are lined with small pieces of plant material. The lays two or three white eggs and they hatch in fifteen to twenty-one days. Fledging occurs in nineteen to twenty-three days. Both parents participate in all phases of raising their young.

Cool Facts: The Northern Barred Woodcreeper (D. sanctithomae) was formerly considered part of this species. It’s song is a musical, relatively evenly paced descending series of mewing whistles, sometimes ending with a short acceleration of more liquid chirping notes “whi- whi- whi- whe- whe- wha- wha- wu tir ‘u ‘u”

Found in Songbird Remix Amazon

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