Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Vulnerable

Eastern Barred Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes punctipectus)


Taxonomy

French: Grimpar piqueté German: Magdalenatal-Baumsteiger Spanish: Trepatroncos barrado oriental
Taxonomy:

Dendrocolaptes certhia puncti-pectus

Phelps, Sr and Gilliard

, 1940,

La Sierra, Río Negro, Perijá district, Zulia, Venezuela

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Hitherto considered conspecific with D. sanctithomae, but differs in its song#R, which consists of the same number of whistles but which, instead of being markedly upslurred throughout, start flat in pitch and become progressively overslurred, hence much narrower frequency range on first notes (3) and lower maximum frequency over entire song (2); plus larger size (at least 1); and indistinctly mottled vs barred chin and throat (1). Proposed race hyleorus (Magdalena, Colombia) doubtfully distinct. Monotypic.

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Distribution:

N Colombia (middle Magdalena Valley S to Santander, also Norte de Santander) and NW Venezuela (Maracaibo Basin in Zulia and N Mérida).

Descriptive notes

28–29 cm. Head, back and underparts brown, evenly barred with dusky, becoming faintest on back, with lower back, wings and tail uniform rufous-chestnut; bill heavy, straight... read more

Voice

Compared to that of formerly conspecific D. sanctithomae, song is markedly different,... read more

Habitat

Humid forest. Primarily tall evergreen forest, but occurs less frequently in mangroves along coast... read more

Food and feeding

Virtually no information, but its diet and foraging behaviour are presumably both similar to the much better-studied D. sanctithomae... read more

Breeding

Almost nothing known; birds in breeding condition in Mar and adult feeding fledgling in mid Jun in NW Colombia.

Movements

Presumably mainly or entirely sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Probably among the most threatened of all dendrocolaptids as a result of extensive habitat destruction within its highly restricted, lowland range in N Colombia... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Eastern Barred Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes punctipectus). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/1343628 on 19 November 2018).