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Sooty-fronted Spinetail

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Photo © by Rogerio Araújo DiasCorumbazul, Brazil
Photo © by Rogerio Araújo Dias
Corumbazul, Brazil
Synallaxis frontalis


[edit] Identification

14–16 cm (5½-6¼ in)

  • 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

Frontal ViewPhoto © by bievreJJVale das Garças, Campinas, SP, Brazil, September, 2017
Frontal View
Photo © by bievreJJ
Vale das Garças, Campinas, SP, Brazil, September, 2017

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] Diet

There is little information available; they are reported to eat insects such as beetles.

They are usually seen in pairs foraging in the undergrowth.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2018)

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