Point-tailed palmcreeper

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Point-tailed palmcreeper
Berlepschia rikeri - Point-tailed Palmcreeper.JPG
Point-tailed palmcreeper at Apiacás, Mato Grosso state, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Berlepschia
Ridgway, 1887
Species: B. rikeri
Binomial name
Berlepschia rikeri
(Ridgway, 1886)

The point-tailed palmcreeper (Berlepschia rikeri) is a species of bird in the Furnariidae family, the ovenbirds. It is monotypic, the only member of the genus Berlepschia.

Berlepschia rikeri Keulemans 1889

It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

This is a deep chestnut-brown backed bird, with neck collar colorings of black and white flecking; the entire belly has the same black and white mottling. It has a medium to long, stout pointed bill.

The species is named for the two ornithologists-bird collectors who first described the species, Count Hans von Berlepsch and C. Riker.


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