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Coiba Spinetail

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Cranioleuca dissita


[edit] Identification

14 cm. Similar in shape to other spinetails but with shorter tail
Upperside incl. tail brown to reddish. Head with rufous crown, buffy supercilium, dark eye-line, grey sides and pale throat. Underside buffy-gray.

[edit] Distribution

Endemic to Coiba Island, Panama.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Formerly considered conspecific with Rusty-backed Spinetail.

[edit] Habitat

Forest and woodland.

[edit] Behaviour

Searches for food on trunks and branches, among foliage and vines.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.3). Available at
  3. Angehr and Dean 2010. The Birds of Panama - A field guide.

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