long slender body; rufous wings and tail; scaly back (Panama; 2008-05-31)

Black-striped Woodcreeper
Xiphorhynchus lachrymosus

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: a rather large woodcreeper with dark scaly markings on its head and breast; like all woodcreepers, creeps up tree trunks and major limbs and branches when probing for food.

scaly head and breast also; long decurved bill (Panama; 2008-05-31)

dorsal view; scaly attern quite evident here (Panama; 2008-05-31)

note again the long slightly decurved bill (Panama; 2008-05-31)

typical behavior in hugging a tree trunk (Panama; 2008-05-31)