Lineated Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes albolineatus)
Lineated Woodcreeper, Cristalino, Mato Grosso, Brazil, April 2003 - click for larger image Brazil

The Lineated Woodcreeper is distributed through the Amazon Basin and the Guianas. In fact, it is the only Lepidocolaptes woodpecker to be found in the Amazonian forests.

Lineated Woodcreeper, Borba, Amazonas, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image Like all Lepidocolaptes, it is fairly small with a slender and pale decurved bill. The Lineated Woodcreeper is rufescent brown above with no streaking on the crown. The throat is buffy white while the remaining underparts have crisp white streaks on a light brown background.

It is usually seen when accompanying a mixed-species canopy flock, as was the case in the first photo, and it is often difficult to see since it remains mostly in the canopy and sub-canopy. The photo was taken from the tower at Cristalino Lodge while the second photo was taken at Borba. Both show the sub-species L. a. madeirae.

There is an illustration in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 2, Plate 14.

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