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Apurimac Spinetail - BirdForum Opus

Photo by guiacalles
Huanipaca road, Apurimac, Peru, February 2014
Synallaxis courseni


18.5 cm.

  • Dark grey forehead
  • Dark rufous crown
  • Grey face and underparts, paler on centre of belly
  • Darker throat stippled whitish
  • Grey-brown upperparts, greyer on rump
  • Rufous wings
  • Long, dusky brown tail


South America: found in the Andes of southern Peru (Bosque de Ampay region of Apurímac)


This is a monotypic species[1].

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Slaty Spinetail by some authors[2]


Dense vegetation in moist montanes. Observed at heights around 3.500 m.



The diet includes insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BirdLife International

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