Narrow billed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes angustirostris)

Narrow-billed Woodcreeper

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Dendrocolaptidae | [latin] Lepidocolaptes angustirostris | [UK] Narrow-billed Woodcreeper | [FR] Grimpar a bec etroit | [DE] Sudlicher Weissbauch-Baumsteiger | [ES] Trepatroncos Chico | [IT] Rampichino beccosottile | [NL] Wenkbrauw-muisspecht


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris SA e, c, sc
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris angustirostris
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris bahiae
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris bivittatus
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris certhiolus
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris coronatus
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris dabbenei
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris griseiceps
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris hellmayri
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris praedatus

Physical charateristics

Crown brownish grey streaked white. Lores and ear coverts blackish grey. Mantle, tail and wings plain rufous chestnut. Sides of head and nape and under surface creamy white. Much more lighter than all other Woodcreepers. Long grey bill slightly decurved at the tip. Sexes are alike.

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Found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Suriname, and Uruguay.


Open woodland and savanna landscapes and a variety of forests. Also plantations and forest clearings. In Suriname found in open savanna, not dense forest like the other Woodcreepers.


Nest in a variety of cavities from old Woodpecker nests to man-made structures. Entrance no more than 4 meters above ground. Clutch size 3-4 eggs.

Feeding habits

Mainly anthropods like beetles and spiders, sometimes vertebrates like small lizards and frogs. It lives alone or in pairs, often following mixed-species flocks of insectivorous birds. It spirals up trunks to search for insects and other small invertebrates.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 6,600,000 km

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