Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae (Ovenbirds)  
Genus: Xiphorhynchus (10 species, 13 worldwide)

Tschudi's Woodcreeper
Tschudi's Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus chunchotambo napensis)
Reserva Natural La Isla Escondida, Putumayo, Colombia  

A foothill species split from the Ocellated Woodcreeper. Visually also a bit similar to Buff-throated Woodcreeper, but differentiated by voice.

Elegant Woodcreeper
Elegant Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus elegans)
Boca Pariamanu, Peru  
Photograph by Isabel Apkarian   © All Rights Reserved.

Spotted Woodcreeper
Spotted Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus erythropygius aequatorialis)
Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Los Bancos, Ecuador  

Note unspotted crown and spotted throat compared to similar Olive-backed Woodcreeper, which has a spotted crown and scaled pattern on throat (HBW). Generally found slightly lower than Olive-backed at around 800-1000m.

Buff-throated Woodcreeper
Buff-throated Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus guttatus dorbignyanus)
Botanical Gardens, Santa Cruz, Bolivia  

Split from the Cocoa Woodcreeper, and vocally similar.
Alternate photo.

Black-striped Woodcreeper
Black-striped Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus lachrymosus alarum)
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia
  Note dark mantle. Medium to large thin woodcreeper.

Striped Woodcreeper
Striped Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus obsoletus notatus)
InĂ­rida, GuainĂ­a, Colombia
  Common and often seen outside of the forest.

No Image
Ocellated Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus ocellatus)

Chestnut-rumped Woodcreeper
Chestnut-rumped Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus pardalotus)
French Guiana  
Photograph by Michel GIRAUD-AUDINE   © All Rights Reserved.

Cocoa Woodcreeper
Cocoa Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus susurrans)
Metropolitan Park, Panama City, Panama
  Split from the Buff-throated Woodcreeper found in Amazon lowlands.

Olive-backed Woodcreeper
Olive-backed Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus triangularis)
Cali, Colombia  

Medium sized woodcreeper Found from 1200-2500m in Andean forests. Note spotted crown and scaled throat pattern compared to similar Spotted Woodcreeper, which has a unspotted crown and spotted throat (HBW).

© Tom Friedel - All Rights Reserved, except for images and data otherwise noted.       Colombia       Panama       Ecuador       Costa Rica       Mexico
Experimental sites:       Guyana       Peru       Nicaragua       Venezuela
Really Experimental sites:       Brazil       Bolivia       Cuba