Ruddy Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla homochroa) - HBW 8, p. 404
French: Grimpar roux
Spanish: Trepatroncos Rojizo
Taxonomy: Dendromanes homochrous P. L. Sclater, 1859, Teotalcingo, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Race acedesta merged with nominate by some authors, on grounds that size variation is clinal. Birds on Caribbean slope in Costa Rica apparently belong to former race, but substantiation required. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- homochroa (P. L. Sclater, 1859) - Caribbean and Pacific slopes of S Mexico (N & NE Oaxaca, Yucatán Peninsula), S & E to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador (one site), Honduras and NE Nicaragua.
- acedesta Oberholser, 1904 - Pacific slope from SW Nicaragua S to W Panama; also on Caribbean slope in N two-thirds of Costa Rica.
- ruficeps P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1868 - C & E Panama (E from E Chiriquí) and locally in adjacent NW Colombia (N Chocó).
- meridionalis Phelps, Sr. & Phelps, Jr., 1953 - N Colombia and NW Venezuela (lower slopes of Perijá Mts and Cordillera de Mérida).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird perched at an army ant swarm. Locality Albergue Heliconias, Bijagua de Upala, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica (ssp acedesta)
Richard Garrigues 15 August 2011 1 year ago 22 sec 3
A bird on a trunk and then on the ground, following an army ant swarm Locality Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (Jaguar Preserve), Stann Creek District, Belize (ssp homochroa)
Wayne Hall 15 February 2007 4 years ago 46 sec 3
an individual attending an ant swarm Locality Monteverde, Costa Rica
DAVID ASCANIO 12 July 2010 2 years ago 5 sec 2.7
Ruddy Woodcreeper watching out for prey on an ant swarm.
Locality Tikal National Park, Petén Department, Guatemala (ssp homochroa)
Knut Eisermann 19 December 2007 3 years ago 3.5
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