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Striated Earthcreeper Geocerthia serrana

Thomas S. Schulenberg and Tom Johnson
Version: 1.0 — Published February 10, 2012


Distribution in the Americas

The Striated Earthcreeper is endemic to Peru, where it is resident in the west central Andes.

Distribution in Peru of Geocerthia serrana. Solid circles: specimen records; open circles; sight records; dotted line: 1000 m contour (Schulenberg et al. 2006) Along the western slopes of the Andes, it occurs north at least to Taulis, Cajamarca (Sanft 1973), and south to the upper Cañete drainage, Lima (Fjeldså et al. 1987). It also occurs on both slopes of the Marañón valley, north on the east side of the western Andes to Cutervo, Cajamarca (Taczanowski 1884), and on the west side of the eastern Andes north to Patas, La Libertad (Bond 1945). The Striated Earthcreeper also occurs in the upper portions of intermontane valleys in Huánuco, Junín, and in Huancavelica (e.g. Taczanowski 1884, Berlepsch and Stolzmann 1896, Zimmer 1930, Morrison 1938).

The primary elevational distribution of Striated Earthcreeper is from 3000-4600 m, although locally it may occur lower (Schulenberg et al. 2007).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


The Striated Earthcreeper occupies habitats with greater density of woody vegetation than do most other species of earthcreeper. Generally it occurs in arid montane scrub, in Polylepis woodlands, and on bushy rocky slopes (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990, Schulenberg et al. 2007).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the Striated Earthcreeper - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Striated Earthcreeper

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and T. Johnson (2012). Striated Earthcreeper (Geocerthia serrana), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.strear1.01