Spotted woodcreeper

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Spotted woodcreeper
Xiphorhynchus erythropygius -NW Ecuador-8.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Xiphorhynchus
Species: X. erythropygius
Binomial name
Xiphorhynchus erythropygius
(P. L. Sclater, 1859)

The spotted woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus erythropygius) is a species of bird in the Dendrocolaptinae subfamily. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Measuring 22 cm (8.7 in) long, the spotted woodcreeper has an olive-brown head, back and breast. The head is spotted, turning into short streaks on the back. The breast is also spotted with oblong buffy spots. This species also has a distinct buffy eyering.[2]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is found at all levels of the canopy, and is often part of mixed-species foraging flocks.[2]

It is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.

Tandayapa Valley, NW Ecuador


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Xiphorhynchus erythropygius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Angehr, George R.; Dean, Robert (2010). The Birds of Panama. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 198. ISBN 978-0-8014-7674-7. 

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