Alternative name: Chicli Spinetail
- Synallaxis spixi
16â€“17 cm (6Â¼-6Â¾ in)
It has a rufous crown and rufous wing-coverts which contrast with the greyish, olive-brown upperparts and the grey underparts. It has a long, pointed greyish tail and a whitish upper throat with a black lower throat.
South America: found from south-eastern Brazil to eastern Paraguay, Uruguay and north-eastern Argentina.
This is a monotypic species.
Open shrubby areas, woodland edges, savanna usually close to water.
Poorly known. It is presumed they eat arthropods gleaned from leaves and branches.
A monogamous species. They construct a globular nest.
- 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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Arthur Grosset
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2018)
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