Spot-throated Woodcreeper Certhiasomus stictolaemus

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Sometimes considered to be most closely related to the northwestern subspecies group of the formerly congeneric Long-tailed Woodcreeper (Deconychura longicauda), on account of similarities in their size and vocalizations, all of the taxa within the latter species are separable from those of the Spot-throated Woodcreeper on account of their considerably more rufous wing patterns. The Spot-throated Woodcreeper is distributed across a large part of Amazonia, although it is considerably more local in the north, and is largely confined to floodplain and terra firme forests, despite occasionally ranging into seasonally flooded areas. The species is generally considered to be an obligate member of mixed-species flocks, although it is usually the case that just one individual will accompany such groupings, and the Spot-throated Woodcreeper appears to be, by and large, a rather solitary bird.

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

Recommended Citation

Spot-throated Woodcreeper (Certhiasomus stictolaemus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: