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Point-tailed Palmcreeper Picture
 
 

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SPECIES INFO

The Point-tailed Palmcreeper (Berlepschia rikeri) is a species of bird in the Furnariidae family, the ovenbirds. It is monotypic, the only member of the genus Berlepschia.

It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

This is a deep chestnut-brown backed bird, with neck collar colorings of black and white flecking; the entire belly has the same black and white mottling. It has a medium to long, stout pointed bill.

The species is named for the two ornithologists-bird collectors who first described the species, Count Hans von Berlepsch and C. Riker.





                                     



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