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Blackish-headed Spinetail - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Black-faced Spinetail

Synallaxis tithys


14.5 cm

  • Dark grey head and neck
  • Black face
  • Olivaceous-grey back and rump
  • Bright cinnamon-rufous wing-coverts
  • Blackish tail
  • Black throat with whitish malar
  • Grey underparts (palest at mid-belly)


South America: found in arid tropical south-western Ecuador to extreme north-western Peru (Tumbes)


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dense undergrowth in evergreen and deciduous forests up to 1,1000m. Occasionally seen in the mid-canopy.


The diet includes insects.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. BirdLife International

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