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Woodcreepers: Dendrocolaptidae

Physical Characteristics

Woodcreepers range in length from 5.5 to 14 inches (14 to 36 centimeters). They have a slender body and long rounded wings. Tails are long with feather shafts that are sharp and stiff. Woodcreepers have short legs and strong claws. Bill shape varies tremendously in the group. Some species have curved sickle-shaped bills while other species have short bills. Woodcreepers are generally brown, brownish olive, brownish red or brownish yellow in color. Many species have stripes, bands, or spots. Males and females are similar in coloration and general appearance.

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