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Buff-throated Woodcreeper (Buff-throated)

Xiphorhynchus guttatus [guttatus Group]


Curtis Marantz
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Reserva Florestal de Linhares
Espírito Santo, Brazil
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Latitude and Longitude -19.0728, -39.9517 Map

Age and Sex
Adult – 1
Call; Dawn Song; Song
Not Used


NOTES: 116 songs and three long calls of BIRD #4 recorded at 6:33:54; this cut began at 5:52:20 am, after I missed eight songs changing tape when previous cut (#99-133-03) ended at 5:50:15 am; bird began 45-50 meters away in same place where it was at end of previous cut; recorder turned off at 5:59:50 am, when the bird moved to the east paralleling the road; I then missed about eight songs getting back onto it at 6:03 am, though it was moving around quite a bit; tape off again at 6:03:38 am, when bird returned to near where he began singing this morning; back on at 6:05:16 am, after missing about six songs, with bird now 35 meters away and high up; recorder off at 6:08:20 am when bird then went quiet, but sang again at 6:08:52 am (a song that I missed); recorder back on at 6:09:05 am, with bird in same place as before; it then moved west a short way (now at a distance of 45-50 meters); recorder off again at 6:13:50 am, when bird moved again; I missed another seven songs getting back onto the bird, which was now back along the road at a distance of 35 meters and 25-30 meters up in a densely vegetated canopy tree; recorder off at 6:20:45 am, when the bird moved again, this time to a point right up over road and 25-30 meters away (where I saw it creeping along a vine 20-22 meters off the ground); I missed half of the first song getting back onto the bird, but lost it again, with recrder off at 6:22:45 am; the next part began at 6:23:01 am, but contained only one song, after which, I missed seven songs when it moved again to a point 35-40 meters away, high up, and about 50 meters from the road; tape began again just before 6:25:15 am, but after only a few songs, the bird moved again to the east to the tree where it began singing (now at a distance of 45-50 meters); recorder turned off at 6:31:35 am, when I returned to the road, but was back on at 6:32:35 am (after missing three songs), with the bird singing once 30-40 meters away from me, before moving again, this time back farther from road; bird was generally 30-50 meters from me and 25-35 meters off the ground in tall trees; a long call near the end of this cut was from a second bird; recorded in good, terra firme forest along NW edge of reserve on south side of perimetral road, 250-300 meters NE of road into the Sooretama Reserve [19¡ 04Õ 22" S, 39¡ 57Õ 06" W]; full, dense overcast; dripping but no real rain (rained intermittently through the previous night); calm; 77-79¡ F; (26//3/3//12/11/8//22//1//28//2 Ð single slash indicates movement, double indicates break in tape); this cut is continued from cut #99-133-03, and continues as cut #99-135-01; one long call is overloaded. ML: Subject changed from recordist's original identification of Xiphorhynchus guttatus guttatus to Xiphorhynchus guttatus [guttatus Group] to conform to eBird Taxonomy (v. 1.55). -Jay McGowan/Matt Medler, July 2015. Other Behaviors: Advertise. Habitat: Rainforest, Evergreen Forest.

Background Species

Black-headed Berryeater - Carpornis melanocephala
Cocoa Thrush - Turdus fumigatus
Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Myiarchus tuberculifer
Eared Pygmy-Tyrant - Myiornis auricularis
Epaulet Oriole - Icterus cayanensis
Green-backed Trogon - Trogon viridis
Gray-crowned Flycatcher - Tolmomyias poliocephalus
Plain Parakeet - Brotogeris tirica
Planalto Woodcreeper - Dendrocolaptes platyrostris
Plain-winged Woodcreeper (Plain-winged) - Dendrocincla turdina turdina
Red-browed Parrot - Amazona rhodocorytha
Red-rumped Cacique - Cacicus haemorrhous
Ringed Woodpecker - Celeus torquatus
Screaming Piha - Lipaugus vociferans
Solitary Tinamou - Tinamus solitarius
Tropical Parula - Setophaga pitiayumi
Variegated Tinamou - Crypturellus variegatus
White-eyed Foliage-gleaner - Automolus leucophthalmus
White-flanked Antwren - Myrmotherula axillaris
White-lored Tyrannulet - Ornithion inerme

Technical Information

Sennheiser MKH 20
Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)

Archival Information

25 Sep 2003 by Curtis Marantz
25 Sep 2003 by Mark E. Reaves
25 Sep 2003 by Mark E. Reaves

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