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Lepidocolaptes souleyetii

Streak-headed Woodcreeper

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Furnariidae

Authors: Dzielski, Sarah

Lepidocolaptes souleyetii

Buenaventura, Ecuador; 12 August 2011 © Dušan M. Brinkhuizen

Streak-headed Woodcreeper is an arboreal Furnariid found in Central and northern South America.  The species is found from southern Mexico south to northern South America in a variety of forest and scrub types below 1000 meters in elevation.  It has a long, pale, decurved bill, and is rufous brown above with buffy streaking on the crown and nape, a white supercilium, whitish streaking on the face, rusty rump, wings, and tail, white throat, and brown underparts with buffy streaking.  Streak-headed Woodcreeper is often found in more open areas than other congeners.

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Recommended Citation

Dzielski, Sarah. 2015. Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map is based on maps available from the NatureServe InfoNatura website, for the distribution in Central America and/or Caribbean, and on a map provided by Robert S. Ridgely, for the South American distribution.

The data for the InforNatura maps are provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.

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  • IUCN Status:Unknown