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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


[edit] Identification

16–17 cm (6¼-6¾ 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.

[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] Diet

Poorly known. It is presumed they eat arthropods gleaned from leaves and branches.

[edit] Breeding

A monogamous species. They construct a globular nest.

[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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