Cocoa Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus susurrans

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Furnariidae
  • Polytypic: 8 subspecies
  • Authors: Curtis A. Marantz

The Cocoa Woodcreeper is a medium-sized woodcreeper. It occurs in lowland forests, often at forest edge and in second growth, in southern Central America and in northwestern South America, and is common within most of these regions. It is very similar to (and formerly was considered to be conspecific with) the Buff-throated Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus guttatus) of central and eastern South America; the taxonomy of these two species perhaps is not yet fully resolved, since some subspecies of Cocoa Woodcreeper are more similar to Buff-throated Woodcreeper than they are to other subspecies of the Cocoa.

Song (Lawrence's)

© David L. Ross, Jr.

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Marantz, C. A. (2009). Cocoa Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus susurrans), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.