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- noun Any of many
neotropical passerine birdsof the subfamily Dendrocolaptinae
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- noun any of numerous South American and Central American birds with a curved bill and stiffened tail feathers that climb and feed like woodpeckers
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Some representative birds of the ecoregion include black-fronted piping-guan (Pipile jacutinga), helmeted woodcreeper (Dryocopus galeatus), and São Paulo tyrannulet (Phylloscartes paulistus).
Wege & Long identified within Atlantic dry forests five key areas (Parnaguá and Corrente; Coribe; Palmas de Monte Alto; Itacarambi and Mocambinho; and Brejo do Amparo) that are important for conservation of six globally threatened birds (hyacinth macaw, Anodorhynchus hyacithinus; vinaceous amazon, Amazona vinacea; golden-capped parakeet, Aratinga auricapilla; moustached woodcreeper, Xiphocolaptes falcirostris; great xenops, Megaxenops paranaguae; and minas gerais tyrannulet, Phylloscartes roquettei).
Evolution of the ovenbird-woodcreeper assemblage (Aves: Furnariidae) – major shifts in nest architecture and adaptive radiation.
Species such as the cocoa woodcreeper follow ant raids to feed on escaping insects
The birds at the swarm today were a few bicolored antbirds, a couple of white-plumed antbirds, a reddish-winged bare-eye and a plain-brown woodcreeper.
The calculated age estimates suggest that the ovenbird-woodcreeper family started to diverge at ca 33 Mya, and that the timing of habitat shifts into open environments may be correlated with the aridification of South America during the last 15 My.
We present a multi-gene phylogeny and age estimates for the ovenbird-woodcreeper family and use these results to estimate the degree of convergent evolution in both phenotype and habitat utilisation.
Several key features may have played an important role for the radiation and evolution of convergent phenotypes in the ovenbird-woodcreeper family.
Northern Barred Woodcreeper foraging on tree trunks and, while we were admiring the woodcreeper a
Blue-crowned Motmots, Black-striped Woodcreeper (which has to be the best-looking woodcreeper going), Black-capped Pygmy-tyrant (a bird so vanishingly small I'm amazed I got any photos at all), good views of Pheasant Cuckoo (a major rarity here), and a superb Double-toothed Kite which was following a small troupe of Capuchin Monkeys in much the same way that a Cattle Egret follows cows, swooping onto whatever is flushed ..