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Sooty-fronted Spinetail

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Photo by Rogerio Ara├║jo DiasCorumbazul- Brazil
Photo by Rogerio Ara├║jo Dias
Corumbazul- Brazil
Synallaxis frontalis


[edit] Identification

  • Rufous crown
  • Dusky forecrown
  • Rufous tail and wings
  • Olive-brown upperparts
  • White throat bordered by black

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • S. f. frontalis:
  • S. f. fuscipennis:
  • Eastern Bolivia and north-western Argentina

An additional subspecies poliophrys is generally considered invalid[2]

[edit] Habitat

Forests, woodland edges and arid, scrubby areas.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset

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