Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Inambari Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes fatimalimae)


French: Grimpar de l’Inambari German: Inambaribaumsteiger Spanish: Trepatrocos del Inambari

Lepidocolaptes fatimalimae

Rodrigues et al.

, 2013,

municipality of Guajará, 07°23’30.0” S, 72°,45’32.53” W, Amazonas, Brazil


Recently described#R, based on major differences in voice of population previously assumed to belong to L. fuscicapillus, itself then considered a subspecies of L. albolineatus. Differs from L. fuscicapillus in its song#R having roughly five times more notes (3) and being delivered five times as fast (3), hence roughly same length, and in its buffier throat (1) and less conspicuous or absent postocular stripe (1). Differs from L. duidae in song having roughly twice as many notes (3) delivered twice as fast (3), and in its shorter, broader pale streaks below (1), paler and less rufescent colour above (1). Differs from L. albolineatus in song having same number of notes and speed but trill accelerating (2), notes becoming shorter (ns[2]), pitch decreasing steadily vs increasing initially and then constant (3), and in larger size (at least 1), paler crown (1) with little or no pale spotting (1). Monotypic.

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E Peru (San Martín and Loreto S to Cuzco and Madre de Dios), N & C Bolivia (E to Santa Cruz), and W Brazil S of R Amazon E to R Madeira (Acre, S Amazonas).

Descriptive notes

17–19 cm; 31·2–35·3 g. Relatively small, slim woodcreeper with slim, decurved bill, weakly marked upperparts, boldly streaked underparts; a typical member of the L.... read more


Song, given intermittently, is a soft trill comprising 16–37 notes (typically 26–33), like that of... read more


Primarily terra firme forest and floodplain-forest, less often swamp-forest or seasonally... 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


Practically unknown. Specimens in breeding condition in early Aug in E Peru (Loreto and Madre de Dios) and late Jul in SW Brazil (Acre); in... read more


Presumably resident. Territory 8–14 ha in mature floodplain-forest in SE Peru.

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, but... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Inambari Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes fatimalimae). 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 13 December 2019).