Nasica longirostris Vieillot, 1818.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Grimpar nasican; German: Langschnabel-Baumsteiger; Spanish: Trepatronco de Pico Largo.
Body length 14–14.5 in (35–36 cm). A large woodcreeper with a long tail and a stout, slightly downcurved, white-colored bill that makes up about one-third of the body length. The back and tail are colored rufous-brown, the neck and back of head are brown speckled with white, and the throat and chest are white.
Occurs throughout much of tropical South America, including southwestern Venezuela, eastern parts of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, and most of Amazonian Brazil.
Inhabits humid, lowland, non-flooded tropical forest, usually close to surface water, as high as about 1,000 ft (300 m). Occurs in the middle and higher levels of the canopy.
Usually occurs singly or in pairs. The song is a series of three or four long, eerie, whistled notes.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Forages for arthropods on tree-trunks and stout branches, often near forest-edges in the vicinity of a body of water.
Lays two to three eggs in a nest in a tree-cavity or abandoned woodpecker hole. The sexes share incubation and care of the nestlings.
Not threatened. A widespread and locally abundant species.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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