Woodcreepers (Dendrocolaptidae)

Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper (Drymornis bridgesii) - HBW 8, p. 410

French: Grimpar porte-sabre German: Degenschnabel-Baumsteiger Spanish: Trepatroncos Chinchero
Other common names: Bridges’s Woodcreeper, Scimitar-billed/Bridges’s Woodhewer

Taxonomy: Nasica bridgesii Eyton, 1849, interior of Bolivia; error = Mendoza, Argentina.
May be ancestral to all other Dendrocolaptidae; syrinx structure differs from that of all others, and genus is one of very few not infested by Platyacarus feather mites. Characters ascribed to proposed race meridionalis (from La Pampa, in Argentina) appear to reflect largely individual variation. Monotypic.

Distribution: SC South America in SE Bolivia, W Paraguay, W & C Uruguay, extreme S Brazil (SW Rio Grande do Sul), and Argentina (S to E Neuquén and N Río Negro, E to Corrientes and Entre Ríos, rarely NE & SW Buenos Aires).