Elegant woodcreeper

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Elegant woodcreeper
Xiphorhynchus elegans.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Subfamily: Dendrocolaptinae
Tribe: Dendrocolaptini
Genus: Xiphorhynchus
Species: X. elegans
Binomial name
Xiphorhynchus elegans
(Pelzeln, 1868)

The elegant woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus elegans) is a species of bird in the woodcreeper subfamily (Dendrocolaptinae). It was formerly considered a subspecies of Spix's woodcreeper. It is found in the western and southern Amazon in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is tropical humid lowland forests. The subspecies X. e. juruanus is sometimes treated as a separate species, Juruá woodcreeper.

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