Black-striped Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus lachrymosus) - HBW 8, p. 433
French: Grimpar maillé
Spanish: Trepatroncos Pinto
Taxonomy: Dendrornis lachrymosus Lawrence, 1862, no locality = Atlantic side of Isthmus of Panama, along line of Panama Railroad, Canal Zone, Panama.
Sister-species relationship with X. flavigaster has been suggested on basis of molecular data. Race eximius synonymized with nominate by most recent authors, but this resulted in part from apparently mistaken belief that specimens from Caribbean slope in W Panama represented eximius instead of nominate. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- lachrymosus (Lawrence, 1862) - Caribbean slope of Central America in E Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama (locally also Pacific slope from Canal Zone E to Darién), also W Colombia (in lower Atrato Valley and along Pacific coast) and NW Ecuador (S to N Pichincha, once to N Manabí).
- eximius (Hellmayr, 1903) - Pacific slope of SW Costa Rica and adjacent W Panama.
- alarum Chapman, 1915 - lowlands of N Colombia (valleys of upper R Sinú, lower R Cauca and middle R Magdalena E to Santander).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird in a tree Locality Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Juan Sanabria 1 April 2006 4 years ago 28 sec 4
A bird perched in a roadside tree Locality Jocotoco Foundation’s Canandé Station, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador (ssp lachrymosus)
Richard Garrigues 17 June 2005 7 years ago 22 sec 3.9
A bird feeding and preening on a trunk Locality Golfito, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp eximius)
Max Roth 31 March 2001 7 years ago 30 sec 3.5
Bird climbing tree looking for food Locality Darién National Park, Darién Province, Panama
Charlotte Elton 24 August 2009 4 years ago 7 sec 2.8
Locality Bahía Solano, Choco Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 1 year ago 4
a bird that is not common. Only this time I've ever seen.
Locality Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Jorge Chinchilla 7 February 2013 18 weeks ago 3.8
Moving through the area with a mixed flock.
Locality Río Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp lachrymosus)
Sam Woods 30 October 2009 3 years ago 3.3
climbing a tree
Locality Pipeline Road, Soberanía National Park, Panama
ben lascelles 30 April 2006 4 years ago 3