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Spot-crowned Woodcreepers

Member of the Picidae Family: Woodpeckers ... Sapsuckers ... Flickers

Spot-crowned Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes affinis)

The Spot-crowned Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes affinis) occurs naturally in the tropical Americas - from central Mexico in the east, the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range, south to northern Panama.

Their typically remain at elevations from 1000 m to the timberline.

They inhabit mossy forests and adjacent semi-open woodland areas and clearings.


The Spot-crowned Woodcreeper averages 21.5 cm in length and weigh about 35 g.

The upper plumage is olive brown with fine streaking on the upper back, a spotted crown, and a chestnut-colored rump, wings and tail.

The slender bill is down-curved.

Juveniles have a duller plumage with less streaking and crown spots.

Breeding / Nesting

Their nests are made in tree cavities and lined with leaf litter.

The average clutch consists of 2 white eggs.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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