Bertrando Campos

Red-billed Scythebill (Campylorhamphus trochilirostris)

The Red-billed Scythebill is a widespread woodcreeper of Middle America. This beautiful songbird is found from Panama south through much of northern and central South America in middle levels of a variety of woodland types, typically below 1000 meters in elevation. Highly distinctive, this species has an exceedingly long, decurved, red bill, and is rusty-olive throughout, with buffy streaking on the head, upper back, and chest. Red-billed Scythebill feeds on arboreal invertebrates by hitching along trunks and limbs, and often accompanies mixed flocks of other songbirds.

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