Greater scythebill

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Greater scythebill
Drymotoxeres pucheranii 1849.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Drymotoxeres
Claramunt, Derryberry, Chesser, RT, Aleixo & Brumfield, 2010
Species: D. pucheranii
Binomial name
Drymotoxeres pucheranii
(Des Murs, 1849)

Campylorhamphus pucherani

The greater scythebill (Drymotoxeres pucheranii) is a species of bird in the Dendrocolaptinae subfamily. This species is found at very low densities in highland forest in the Andes, ranging from southern Colombia to far northern Peru. It has traditionally been included in Campylorhamphus together with the other scythebills, but it is closer to the scimitar-billed woodcreeper, leading to the description of the new genus Drymotoxeres.[1]


  1. ^ Claramunt, S., E. P. Derryberry, R. T. Chesser, A. Aleixo & R. T. Brumfield. 2010. Polyphyly of Campylorhamphus with the description of a new genus for C. pucherani. Auk 127: 430-439.