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Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Momo.
Lake Sandoval, Peru, January 2004

Alternative name: Southern Barred Woodcreeper

Dendrocolaptes certhia


26–28·5 cm (10-11 in)

  • Brown overall plumage
  • Long tail
  • Long curved bill


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil


Formerly lumped with the Northern Barred Woodcreeper under the name Barred Woodcreeper.


There are 8 subspecies[1]

  • D. c. radiolatus:
  • Western Amazonia from south-eastern Colombia to north-eastern Peru and north-western Brazil
  • D. c. certhia:
  • D. c. juruanus:
  • D. c. concolor:
  • Southern Amazonian Brazil south of Amazon to Mato Grosso and north-eastern Bolivia
  • D. c. ridgwayi:
  • Eastern Amazonian Brazil, between the rios Tapajós and Xingu
  • D. c. medius:
  • South-eastern Amazonia south of Amazon (Rio Tocantins to north-western Maranhão)
  • D. c. polyzonus:
  • Northern Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz)
  • D. c. retentus:
  • Eastern Amazonian Brazil, south of the Amazon, between the Xingu and Tocantins Rivers


Humid lowland forests, including flooded forests and terra firma forests.



Their main diet consists of insects and invertebrates such as ants, grasshoppers and cockroaches.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Marantz, C.A., Aleixo, A., Bevier, L.R. & Patten, M.A. (2020). Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes certhia). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/56614 on 3 April 2020)

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