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Monday, December 10, 2018

NORTHERN-BARRED WOODCREEPER, YAXCHILAN MAYAN RUINS, CHIAPAS,MEXICO, 11/10/2018

      We can ID this Woodcreeper as a Northern-barred Woodcreeper as follows:
  • Overall brownish plumage - the wings are rufous (see second photo)
  • Fine barring on head and nape.  You can just make this out in the first photo if you look very closely.  The Northern-barred Woodcreeper is the only Woodcreeper that has barring on the head and neck; others do have streaking
  • Area between bill and eyes is dark, with whitish stripe below it
      The Northern-barred Woodcreeper is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 831A.