French: Grimpar à bec brun German: Braunsensenschnabel Spanish: Picoguadaña andino
P. L. Sclater
i. Nova Grenada int. = “Bogotá”
Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. borealis
Carriker, 1910 – Costa Rica (Caribbean slope, also in SW on Pacific slope and adjacent lowlands) and W Panama (W Chiriquí, W Bocas del Toro); recorded in extreme S Nicaragua#R.
C. p. olivaceus
Griscom, 1927 – C & E Panama (Veraguas E to E Darién).
C. p. tachirensis
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1956 – Sierra de Perijá and extreme E Andes in NE Colombia and NW Venezuela (W Zulia, SW Táchira).
C. p. pusillus
(P. L. Sclater, 1860) – N & C Andes on both slopes in Colombia (except extreme NE) and Ecuador, and on E slope in N Peru (S to Cajamarca and San Martín).
C. p. guapiensis
Romero-Zambrano, 1980 – coastal lowlands of SW Colombia (Cauca).
20–25 cm; 32–48 g. Slim, medium-sized woodcreeper with long, slim, strongly decurved bill. Nominate race has side of head and neck streaked blackish-brown and... read more
Song, given primarily at dawn and dusk, a rapid, complex and highly variable series of notes... read more
Humid evergreen forest, primarily in hilly regions, locally in lowlands. Prefers interior and edge... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, including variety of beetles, earwigs (Dermaptera), ants, insect eggs and larvae, and spiders. Stomach contents included mainly... read more
Recently fledged juveniles in May–Jul in Costa Rica, and birds in breeding condition in May–Jun and late Dec in Colombia.... read more
Apparently resident throughout most of range; possibly an altitudinal migrant at some sites in N.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally rare to uncommon and local throughout its montane distribution; rarer and possibly even more local at edges of range in N Costa Rica and N... read more
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