Point tailed Palmcreeper (Berlepschia rikeri)

Point-tailed Palmcreeper

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Furnariidae | [latin] Berlepschia rikeri | [UK] Point-tailed Palmcreeper | [FR] Anabate des palmiers | [DE] Palmsteiger | [ES] Palmero | [IT] Rampichino delle palme | [NL] Palmkruiper


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Anabacerthia rikeri
Berlepschia rikeri SA Amazonia

Physical charateristics

Back, wings and tail area a bright chestnut brown contrasting with the black with white streaks of its head, neck and underparts.

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Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and the Guianas. In Suriname only very few records in or at the edge of the interior.


Palm forests and swamps, almost always found on Mauritia palms in subtropical or tropical forests.


Presumed monogamous, but hardly any data.

Feeding habits

Forages from mid-level to canopy in palm trees, gleaning anthropods acrobatilly from the foliage.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 5,200,000 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.
Point-tailed Palmcreeper status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Point-tailed Palmcreeper range map


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