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MacConnell's Spinetail

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Photo by Andy AdcockHenri Pittier National Park, Venezuela, 2016
Photo by Andy Adcock
Henri Pittier National Park, Venezuela, 2016

Alternative name: McConnell's Spinetail

Synallaxis macconnelli


[edit] Identification

15–17 cm (6-6¾ in)

  • Thin pale post-ocular line
  • Greyish face

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Tepuis of southern Venezuela, adjacent Brazil, Guyana and Suriname

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Lowland and montane forest edges.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

There is little information available, but they are thought to eat arthropods.

[edit] Breeding

Their nest is a ball of sticks with a tubular side entrance.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014 and March 2018)

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