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15β16 cm (6-6ΒΌ in)
Juvenile buffy brown lacking rufous patches.
 Similar Species
Differs from Cabanis's Spinetail and Dusky Spinetail by brighter rufous crown, gray forecrown, olive-brown (not chestnut) tail, smaller rufous wing patch, and paler gray breast. Also compare Azara's Spinetail in the highlands. Juvenile may also be confused with Plain-crowned Spinetail.
There are 2 subspecies currently recognized
Larger birds with much darker underparts in the Huallaga and Ucayali basins of Peru may be an undescribed subspecies
Scrubby areas on river islands.
Their diet consists mostly of arthropods which are gleaned from leaves and slender branches; also from the ground.
Nest a mass of sticks with a long, tubular entrance.
Song is a series of descending musical notes, sometimes ending in a descending trill. Sometimes answered with a rising series. Call is a harsh djurt.
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