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Striated Earthcreeper Geocerthia serrana

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The song of the Striated Earthcreeper is described as "a harsh slowing trill introduced by 3 notes, the 1st longest, keep kip kip trrrrrrrrr-r-r r, lasting c. 4 s" (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990) or as "a dry accelerating-decelerating trill: tp tp tp trr'r'r'r'r'r'e'e'e'e'e'r'r" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007).

Calls include "a single, drawn-out, somewhat wheezy weeeee, sometimes over 1 s long and given regularly at 5 s intervals for long periods" (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990) and "a scratchy djer-djer-djer-djer-djree" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007) .

Additional vocalizations of Striated Earthcreeper can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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