Order Passeriformes

Family Dendrocolaptidae

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  • Small to medium-sized birds with broad rounded wings, long tail with rigid shafts, outer and middle toes united and much longer than inner toe, front claws strongly curved; most with brown plumage, a few grey to blackish, all with rufescent wings and tail.
  • Neotropical Region.
  • Forest and woodland, a few in semi-open habitats.
  • 13-36 cm.
  • 13 genera, 52 species, 270 taxa.
  • 1 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Marantz, C.A., Aleixo, A., Bevier, L.R. & Patten, M.A. (2017). Woodcreepers (Dendrocolaptidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52290 on 27 March 2017).