French: Grimpar à moustaches German: Bartbaumsteiger Spanish: Trepatroncos bigotudo
Other common names:
Snethlage's Woodcreeper (franciscanus)
no locality = Oeiras, Piauí, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
X. f. falcirostris
(Spix, 1824) – NE Brazil locally from E Maranhão, Piauí and Ceará E to W Paraíba and C Pernambuco, S to NW Bahia.
X. f. franciscanus
E. Snethlage, 1927 – E Brazil, W of R São Francisco, in W Bahia and N & NW Minas Gerais; specimen allegedly collected in Paraná Valley (Goiás) now believed to have been mislabelled.
28–32 cm; 110 g. Large, heavy-bodied woodcreeper with long, slim bill, relatively short tail. Buffy supercilium, loral spot and moustachial stripe contrast with dark... read more
Rarely heard song a harsh whine followed by a far-carrying series of c. 5 descending notes... read more
Semi-deciduous woodland, wooded caatinga, palm woodland (in Maranhão), and gallery... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily insectivorous; limited observations of insect larvae, ants, beetles and snails being taken. Seen singly, in pairs, or in groups... read more
Apparently breeds during austral summer: birds with enlarged gonads, one having a brood patch, in Oct–Nov in Minas Gerais; male with... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Uncommon to rare, and very local. World population believed to be between 2500 and 10,000 individuals, and declining; considered threatened in Brazil as a whole,... read more
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