Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Duida Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes duidae)


French: Grimpar du Duida German: Dunkelwangen-Baumsteiger Spanish: Trepatroncos del Duida

Lepidocolaptes albo-lineatus duidae

J. T. Zimmer

, 1934,

Campamento del Medio, 350 feet [c. 100 m], Mt Duida, Venezuela


Until recently considered conspecific with L. albolineatus, but split on basis of vocal and genetic evidence#R. Differs from albolineatus in the many fewer (roughly half as many) notes in its song being much longer (3), but shortening with an increasing pace (stable in albolineatus; ns[2]), and at the end dropping vs rising in pitch (3)#R, with larger size (at least 1), paler cap (1), little or no pale spotting on crown (1), pale streaks on underparts narrower and longer (1). Differs from L. fuscicapillus in having many more (roughly twice as many) notes in its song (3) delivered roughly twice as fast (3), upper throat less extensively white (1), overall colour below less rufous-tinged (1). Monotypic.

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NW Amazonia in E Colombia (Vichada, Vaupés), S Venezuela (W & S Bolívar, Amazonas; sight record from Monagas), E Ecuador, NE Peru and NW Brazil (W of R Negro, N of R Solimões).

Descriptive notes

17–19 cm; male 24–25 g. Relatively small, slim woodcreeper with slim, decurved bill, weakly marked upperparts, boldly streaked underparts. Distinguished from most others in... read more


Song, given intermittently, comprises 8–12 notes in 2·5 seconds with a somewhat bouncing, thin and... read more


Primarily terra firme forest and floodplain-forest, less often swamp-forest or flooded... read more

Food and feeding

Chiefly insectivorous. Most prey relatively small, but observed to take items up to 3 cm in length. Usually seen in pairs or singly among... read more


Almost nothing known. Female with nearly developed egg in oviduct in mid Apr in Orinoco region; but also in non-breeding condition in Apr... read more


Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Poorly known owing to its preference for remaining well above ground; probably uncommon to fairly common throughout range; status... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Duida Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes duidae). 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 on 27 January 2020).