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Cocoa Woodcreeper

Arima Valley

Head and neck is dark brown with light brown spots. Upperback is liver brown while lower back and wings are rufous. The underparts are olive brown. The bill is black in colour, long and slightly decurved. Both sixes are similar and the size is between 10 - 12 cm and weight between 40 - 60 gms.

A common resident of the forests of Trinidad and Tobago, it is also found in cultivated areas and at the edge of mangrove swamps. They are usually seen alone. They feed on insects. When foraging on trees they start near the bottom and move in a spiral up the trunk.

Family - Woodcreepers

Other Names - Cocoa Woodhewer, Buff-throated Woodcreeper

Latin Name - Xiphorhynchus susurrans

Range - Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago

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