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Serra do Mar, Brazil
Dendrocincla turdina


22cm long, and weighs 37g. It is plain brown above and below. The bill is long and straight. No rufous in wings, tail and rump. The song is a descending te-te-te-tu-tu-tu-tue-tue-tue-chu-chu-chu.


Northeast Brazil and eastern Paraguay to southeast Brazil and northeast Argentina


It was formerly included in Plain-brown Woodcreeper.


Two subspecies recognized:[1]:

  • D. f. taunayi
    • Northeastern Brazil (eastern Pernambuco and eastern Alagoas)
  • D. f. turdina
    • Eastern Paraguay to southeastern Brazil (Bahia) and northeastern Argentina (Misiones) (isolated from other populations)


Lower and middle levels of forest and woodland from the coast into the foothills.


2-3 white eggs are laid in the nest which is lined with leaves and placed in palm tree stumps.

It feeds on ants and other insects in trees, rarely on the ground. It follows army ant swarms in order to catch prey flushed by the ants. It will make sallies to catch insects in flight or snatch them from leaves.


  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. Birdforum thread discussing the taxonomy of this and related species

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