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 guttatoides)
Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia  
   

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)
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia
  Common and often seen outside of the forest.
   


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Ocellated Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus ocellatus)
   


An Amazon basin species, split with Tschudi´s Woodcreeper found in the foothills.

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).


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