Hylexetastes uniformis Hellmayr, 1909.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Grimpar uniforme; German: Wellenbauch- Baumsteiger; Spanish: Trepatronco de Pico Rayado.
Body length 10.5 in (27 cm). A large woodcreeper with a long tail and a stout, short, reddish bill. The back and tail are uni- formly colored reddish brown, with a somewhat lighter belly, and few distinct markings.
Occurs in southeastern Bolivia and central Amazonian Brazil.
Inhabits lowland, humid, tropical forest, as high as about 1,650 ft (500 m).
Usually occurs singly or in pairs. The song is a series of four to six loud, piercing whistles.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Forages for arthropods on tree-trunks and stout branches.
Lays two or 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 but not abundant species.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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