Scaled Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes squamatus) - HBW 8, p. 442
French: Grimpar écaillé
Spanish: Trepatroncos Escamado
Taxonomy: Dendrocolaptes squamatus M. H. K. Lichtenstein, 1822, State of São Paulo, Brazil.
Sister-species to L. falcinellus; previously regarded as conspecific, but three plumage characters (crown pattern, and coloration of back and of tail) and measurements differ significantly between populations on opposite sides of R Paraíba do Sul, in N São Paulo. Genetic distance between nominate race and wagleri relatively small, and one specimen has a blending of characters, these together suggesting that one biological species is involved. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- wagleri (Spix, 1824) - NE Brazil W of R São Francisco (S Piauí, W Bahia, N Minas Gerais).
- squamatus (M. H. K. Lichtenstein, 1822) - E & SE Brazil, S & E of R São Francisco, from C Bahia and Minas Gerais S to N bank of R Paraíba do Sul (N São Paulo).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Climbing a trunk.
Locality Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espirito Santo State, Brazil (ssp squamatus)
Ken Havard 4 November 2012 47 weeks ago 3.5
Bird at the tree.
Locality Caraça National Park, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Helmut Schumann 20 September 2007 4 years ago 3
on a tree
Locality Guainumbi Reserve, Serra do Mar State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
oleicfrisbee 1 year ago 2.8