Bar Bellied Woodcreeper
March 27, 2012
Bar-bellied Woodcreeper (Hylexetastes stresemanni). This is one of the largest woodcreepers, which is a group of birds adapted to find insects along the tree trunks and branches of Neotropical forests. They hitch along the sides of trees like woodpeckers and like woodpeckers, they have tails that have evolved to be stiff to provide additional support while on the side of a tree. This species lives only in the western part of the Amazon Basin.
(c) John Bates, Division of Birds, The Field Museum