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Spix's Spinetail

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Photo  ©  by bievreJJItapira, SP, Brazil, August, 2018

Photo © by bievreJJ
Itapira, SP, Brazil, August, 2018

Alternative name: Chicli Spinetail

Synallaxis spixi

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[edit] Identification:

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.

[edit] Distribution

Photo ©  by Carlos HenriquePardinho, Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 2008
Photo © by Carlos Henrique
Pardinho, Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 2008

South America: found from south-eastern Brazil to eastern Paraguay, Uruguay and north-eastern Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Open shrubby areas, woodland edges, savanna usually close to water.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset

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