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Photo by Stanley Jones
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, November, 2011
Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae


25–29 cm
A fairly large rusty-brown bird with a thick, all dark bill.

Sexes similar.

Similar Species

The Northern Barred-Woodcreeper is separated from the other, similar-looking woodcreepers by the strong, black barring on the back, face, and underside.


Central and South America
Central America: found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador


Formerly lumped with the Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper and known as the Barred Woodcreeper.


There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • D. s. scheffleri:
  • Pacific slope of south-western Mexico (Guerrero and Oaxaca)
  • D. s. sanctithomae:
  • Southern Mexico (Veracruz) to northern and western Colombia
  • D. s. hesperius:
  • D. s. punctipectus:


Humid lowland forest, open disturbed dry tropical forest. Observed at heights between 30 m and 622 m.



Their main diet consist of grasshoppers, beetles and cockroaches.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2015)
  4. BF Member observations

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