Straight-billed Woodcreeper Dendroplex picus
(aka Xiphorhynchus picus)

Brazilian name: Arapaçu-de-bico-branco

Straight-billed Woodcreeper, Carajás, Pará, Brazil, October 2005 - click for larger image Brazil

The Straight-billed Woodcreeper's range is the Amazon and Orinoco Basins, eastern Brazil south to Espírito Santo and northern Colombia into Panama.

It is rarely found inside the forest but prefers forest edges, várzea forest, light and secondary woodland and mangrove swamps.

It is recognised by its pale, dagger-shaped bill and the large spots on its chest.

Photos 1 to 3 were taken at Carajás, Pará while photos 4 and 5 were taken at Serra de Baturité, Ceará. They are all of the nominate sub-species.

Straight-billed Woodcreeper, Carajás, Pará, Brazil, October 2005 - click for larger image There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is a page in Portuguese on Wikiaves.

Straight-billed Woodcreeper, Carajás, Pará, Brazil, October 2005 - click for larger image
Straight-billed Woodcreeper, Serra de Baturité, Ceará, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image
Straight-billed Woodcreeper, Serra de Baturité, Ceará, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image
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