Long tailed Woodcreeper (Deconychura longicauda)

Long-tailed Woodcreeper

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Dendrocolaptidae | [latin] Deconychura longicauda | [UK] Long-tailed Woodcreeper | [FR] Grimpar a longue queue | [DE] Langschwanz-Baumsteiger | [ES] Grimpar a longue queue | [IT] Rampichino codalunga | [NL] Langstaart-muisspecht


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Deconychura longicauda LA Honduras to Colombia, Amazonia
Deconychura longicauda connectens
Deconychura longicauda darienensis
Deconychura longicauda longicauda
Deconychura longicauda minor
Deconychura longicauda pallida
Deconychura longicauda typica
Deconychura longicauda zimmeri

Physical charateristics

Reddish brown above, crown and nape with buff shaft streaks. Siedes of head and lores heavily spotted whitish. Eyestripe narrow but well defined. Breast streaked buff, remaining part olive brown. Long tail and neck. Bill dark in the field, upper mandible brownish, lower mandible greyish blue. Female is smaller.

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Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.


Humid lowland and montane humid forest. Prefers open tree gaps and sometimes found in semi-deciduous foerst.


Hardly any information, clutch is 2 eggs, incubated by female.

Feeding habits

Largely dependent on insects caught in the understorey and mid level strata. Mostly small beetles and ants but also small vertebrates like lizards. Mostly pecks and glenas, but will also sally for prey. Solitary in pairs or mixed species flocks as well as in understorey and (less frequent) canopy.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 5,400,000 km2. The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as ‘uncommon’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Long-tailed Woodcreeper status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Long-tailed Woodcreeper range map


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