Woodcreepers (Dendrocolaptidae)

Greater Scythebill (Campylorhamphus pucherani) - HBW 8, p. 445

French: Grimpar de Pucheran German: Wangenstreif-Sensenschnabel Spanish: Picoguadaña Grande

Taxonomy: Xiphorhynchus Pucherani Des Murs, 1849, “Santa Fe de Bogotá”, Colombia.
Relationships uncertain; morphologically distinctive within genus. Variation in size, shade of rufous on upperparts, and extent of streaking on back and belly apparently individual and not geographically related. Monotypic.

Distribution: Locally in Andes from SW & C Colombia (in W mostly W slope in Valle and Cauca, also upper Magdalena Valley in W Huila, and along E Andean slopes S from Boyaca) S on W slope to NW Ecuador (S to Pichincha) and along E slope to SE Peru (S to Cuzco).

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