Long-tailed Woodcreeper

The Long-tailed Woodcreeper is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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The Long-tailed Woodcreeper (Deconychura longicauda) is a species of bird in the Dendrocolaptinae subfamily. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Deconychura longicauda. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007. More

Long-tailed Woodcreeper and species in the genera Dendrocincla and Dendrocolaptes have a relatively short and straight flycatcher-like bill, characterized by a weak hook at the tip of the maxilla. That of Dendrocolaptes, in particular, recalls the bill of tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae), being relatively short, broad-based, flattened dorsoventrally, and hooked at the tip. These species frequently sally out for prey on the ground, trunks or foliage, or in the air, catching large arthropods and even small vertebrates (see Food and Feeding). More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Dendrocolaptidae
Genus : Deconychura
Species : longicauda
Authority : (Pelzeln, 1868)