Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Long-billed Woodcreeper (Nasica longirostris)


Taxonomy

French: Grimpar nasican German: Langschnabel-Baumsteiger Spanish: Trepatroncos piquilargo
Taxonomy:

Dendrocopus longirostris

Vieillot

, 1818,

Boca do Igarapé Piaba, near Óbidos, Pará, Brazil

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Birds from localities S of R Amazon, with paler upperparts and more tawny underparts, sometimes separated as race australis, but these differences appear attributable to individual variation; birds of S bank, however, have significantly longer bills than those of N bank, suggesting that recognition of two races might be warranted; further study needed. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Amazonia and R Orinoco from E Colombia and S Venezuela S to C Ecuador, NC & E Peru, Amazonian Brazil (E to C Roraima, Amapá and Maranhão, S to N Mato Grosso and S Tocantins) and N Bolivia; apparently absent from Guianan Shield with exception of C & E French Guiana.

Descriptive notes

35–36 cm; 78–92 g. Large, highly distinctive woodcreeper with small head and long neck, large but slim body, long tail, and exceptionally long bill only slightly... read more

Voice

Song, given at infrequent intervals through day, a series of generally 3–5 long whistles,... read more

Habitat

Primarily flooded forest, swamp-forest and river-edge forest, but regularly frequents adjacent ... read more

Food and feeding

Diet poorly known; probably mostly arthropods but also known to take small reptiles and amphibians. Stomach contents have included large... read more

Breeding

Nestlings in Feb in E Ecuador; juveniles in Jan and May in upper Orinoco region and in Feb in S Amazonia. One nest was located in cavity 4... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon to fairly common throughout its extensive range; apparently rare on river islands and at fringes of range in French Guiana and N... read more

Recommended citation

Marantz, C.A., Aleixo, A., Bevier, L.R. & Patten, M.A. (2019). Long-billed Woodcreeper (Nasica longirostris). 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/56605 on 19 February 2019).