Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae (Ovenbirds)  
Genus: Lepidocolaptes (3 species, 11 worldwide)

Lepidocolaptes is a genus of small woodcreepers (17-20cm.) with thin curved bills and heavy streaking in front and much less on the back.

Duida Woodcreeper
Duida Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes duidae)
Iquitos, Peru  
Photograph by Jon Irvine   © All Rights Reserved.

A small woodcreeper with a short curved bill and vertical streaking in front, but unstreaked on head and back. From a five way split from the Lineated Woodcreeper, and virtually identical to the Inambari Woodcreeper. Found north of Amazon River, west of Leticia, and in the eastern parts of Colombia and Ecuador and northeast Peru.

Montane Woodcreeper
Montane Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger sneiderni)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Common and widespread. A medium-sized woodcreeper, usually with mixed flocks.
Additional photo.

Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii)
Zafra Reserva Natural, Antioquia, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Small and thin.

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