Lesser Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus fuscus) - HBW 8, p. 425
French: Grimpar brun
Spanish: Trepatroncos Enano
Taxonomy: Dendrocopus fuscus Vieillot, 1818, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Formerly placed in genus Lepidocolaptes, but recent molecular studies indicate that it is better placed in present genus, as suggested also by both behavioural observations and morphological characters. Molecular data suggest that it is apparently sister to a combined X. spixii/X. elegans and X. pardalotus/X. ocellatus clade. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- atlanticus (Cory, 1916) - NE Brazil from Ceará and Paraíba S to Alagoas.
- brevirostris (Pinto, 1938) - arid interior of NE Brazil (W Bahia).
- tenuirostris (M. H. K. Lichtenstein, 1820) - coastal E Brazil from C Bahia S to R Doce (Espírito Santo).
- fuscus (Vieillot, 1818) - SE Brazil from S Goiás, E Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo (R Doce) S to NE & C Rio Grande do Sul, also S & SE Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Male singing after blayback. In Atlantic Rainforest. Locality Juréia Itatins Ecological Station, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 6 November 2008 2 years ago 39 sec 4
A bird looking for food in an old woodpecker hole in a tree. Locality Iguazú National Park, Misiones Province, Argentina (ssp fuscus)
Carmelo López 6 November 2011 3 years ago 24 sec 4
A bird climbing a small tree. Locality Jaqueira (Frei Caneca Reserve), Pernambuco State, Brazil (ssp atlanticus)
Josep del Hoyo 11 October 2008 6 years ago 22 sec 3.5
One adult bird. Locality Jaqueira (Frei Caneca Reserve), Pernambuco State, Brazil (ssp atlanticus)
Carlos Gussoni 2 February 2010 3 years ago 16 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 9 photos
Locality Mongaguá, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 20 December 2014 22 weeks ago 4.7
Bird searching for food on rotten wood in dark understorey
Locality Serra dos Orgaos National Park, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Rafael Merchante 31 January 2007 1 year ago 4.2
bird perched after playback.
Locality Paranapiacaba, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp fuscus)
Antonio Silveira 12 February 2015 14 weeks ago 3.5
On a lichen covered tree.
Locality Venda Nova do Imigrante, Espirito Santo State, Brazil (ssp tenuirostris)
Ken Havard 6 November 2012 2 years ago 3.5
Making a nide
Locality São Paulo State, Brazil
Samantha Klein 29 September 2012 1 year ago 3.4
A bird climbing up a thick trunk.
Locality Karadya Bio-Reserve, Misiones Province, Argentina (ssp fuscus)
Carmelo López 6 November 2011 3 years ago 3.2
SoundsSee all 8 recordings
Bird singing after playback in the Atlantic rainforest. Locality Juréia Itatins Ecological Station, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 6 November 2008 2 years ago 5
Male singing in the forest. Locality Núcleo Cunha-Indaiá, Serra do Mar State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 4 October 2007 2 years ago 4.5
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Two bird singing in the Atlantic rainforest. Locality Cantareira State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 19 January 2014 1 year ago 4
An adult. Locality Nova Veneza, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
João Just 12 September 2012 2 years ago 4
Unsolicited. Locality Serra da Ibiapaba, Ceará State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 13 December 2008 5 years ago 3
bird in mangrove area. Locality Comandatuba Island, Una, Bahia State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 19 March 2012 1 year ago 0