French: Berlepschia des palmiers German: Palmsteiger Spanish: Palmero
Other common names:
#R#R, Diamantina, near Santarém, Brazil
Locally in S Venezuela (Amazonas, N Bolívar, S Monagas), the Guianas, Amazonian and E Brazil (E to S Piauí and W Bahia, S to S Mato Grosso and S Goiás), SE Colombia, E Ecuador, E Peru and N Bolivia (S to NW La Paz, W Beni).
18–22 cm; 32–37 g. One of the most strikingly patterned furnariids, very like a woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptidae) in general appearance and behaviour. Has face... read more
Song a loud series of 20–30 staccato, strident notes, on same pitch or ascending slightly and... read more
Palm forest and swamps, mainly with Mauritia palms (M. vinifera, M. flexuosa... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, including Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Formicidae and Araneae. Almost always in pairs, from canopy down to mid-storey. Acrobatically... read more
Presumably monogamous. Males with enlarged testes collected in the Brazilian Cerrado in Jul–Nov; in Goiás, a breeding pair... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to uncommon. Although global population certainly small, because of restriction to palm swamps, this habitat is relatively immune to most... read more
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