Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Northern Long-tailed Woodcreeper (Deconychura longicauda)


Taxonomy

French: Grimpar à longue queue German: Langschwanz-Baumsteiger Spanish: Trepatroncos colilargo norteño
Taxonomy:

Dendrocincla longicauda

Pelzeln

, 1868,

Borba, Marabitanas, Barra do Rio Negro = Manaus, Brazil

.

Usually considered conspecific with D. typica and D. pallida (see both). Monotypic.

Distribution:

The Guianas and N Brazil N of Amazon (from R Negro E to Amapá).

Descriptive notes

19–22 cm; 25 g (Suriname), mean 29 g (Manaus, C Amazonian Brazil). Medium-sized, slim woodcreeper with long wings and tail, relatively long neck, large “scruffy-... read more

Voice

Song, given at infrequent intervals throughout the day, a series of 6–8 clear, similar... read more

Habitat

Humid forest. In Amazonia, generally in terra firme and floodplain forests, less... read more

Food and feeding

Mainly, if not exclusively, insectivorous. Often forages singly, occasionally in pairs, with mixed-species flocks of both understorey and... read more

Breeding

Female with brood patch in mid Aug and dependent young seen in early Nov in French Guiana; a bird in N Brazil (Amapá) in late Jun was in... read more

Movements

Chiefly resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Probably uncommon throughout most of range, but shy nature and infrequent singing makes it inconspicuous and difficult to detect.... read more

Recommended citation

Marantz, C.A., Aleixo, A., Bevier, L.R., Patten, M.A. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Northern Long-tailed Woodcreeper (Deconychura longicauda). 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/56600 on 19 January 2019).