Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Xingu Scythebill (Campylorhamphus multostriatus)


French: Grimpar du Xingu German: Strichelbrust-Sensenschnabel Spanish: Picoguadaña del Xingu

Xiphorhynchus multostriatus

E. Snethlage

, 1907,

Arumatheua, Rio Tocantins, Brazil


Hitherto treated as conspecific with C. procurvoides and C. probatus, but differs from both in its blackish head with darker back to tail (1); largely unmarked white throat (1); broader streaking above and below (1); bill darker (ns[1]); and song a series of c. 7–10 notes, with little variation in note length and pitch, thus vs procurvoides showing greater length ratio (3) and pitch ratio (2) in first:last note, and vs probatus showing greater length ratio in first:last note (3) and much faster pace (3)#R. Monotypic.

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SE Amazonian Brazil S of Amazon, from R Xingu E to R Tocantins, S to NE Mato Grosso.

Descriptive notes

22·5–25 cm; 38 g. Slim, medium-sized woodcreeper with exceptionally long, slim, strongly decurved bill. Female slightly smaller than male. Juvenile undescribed, but appears... read more


As described under Taxonomy, song a series of c. 7–10 notes that are most similar in syntax and... read more


Inhabits humid evergreen forest, principally terra firme forest, only occasionally... read more

Food and feeding

Very few data, but there is no indication that this species differs in its diet or foraging ecology from both C. procurvoides and... read more


No information.


Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common at a few sites with extensive bamboo thickets, within the species’ comparatively small range estimated at 432,000 km².... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Xingu Scythebill (Campylorhamphus multostriatus). 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 28 January 2020).