Uniform Woodcreeper (Hylexetastes uniformis)

Uniform Woodcreeper

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Furnariidae | [latin] Hylexetastes uniformis | [UK] Uniform Woodcreeper | [FR] Grimpar uni | [DE] Rotschnabel-Baumsteiger | [ES] Trepatronco Uniforme | [NL]

Subspecies

Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

A large Woodcreeper with a heavy red slightly curved bill. Crown and mantle dark olive-brown, lores and stripe below the eyes white. Rump and upper tail coverts chestnut, wings and tails rufous chestnut. Sides of the throat olive-brown, center of throat whitish. Lower underparts light olive brown, center of belly lighty barred blackish. legs olive green. Sexes are alike.

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Range

South America : Southeast Amazonia

Habitat

Humid terra firme lowland forest and hilly forest in the Guianan interior. Sometimes gallery forest or flooded forest.

Reproduction

Little known. Nest is in a cavity or old nest ner the top of an old tree stump. likely to have only one egg. After fledging the young is dominant over the male parent, but not the female. Rareness of species suggests low breeding success rate.

Feeding habits

It lives alone or in pairs, also joining mixed-species flocks, and is very difficult to spot. As the dominant (largest) species among the various birds that follow army ants, it obtains the best feeding places. Diet consists of anthropods like ants and wasps, sometimes small vertebrates are taken. Sallies for prey to ground or gleans insects from bark. Moslty found near or over ant armies.

Conservation

This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Found in Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela.
Uniform Woodcreeper status Least Concern

Migration

Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Uniform Woodcreeper distribution range map

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