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Araucaria Tit-Spinetail - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Rafael Fortes
Campos do Jordão-SP, Brazil, August 2010
Leptasthenura setaria


17–19 cm

  • Black head with white streaks
  • Distinctive crest
  • Chestnut upperparts, duskier on wings and tail
  • Underparts ochraceous
  • White speckled dusky throat


South America: found in south-eastern Brazil (Rio de Janeiro to Rio Grande do Sul) to north-eastern Argentina


This is a monotypic species[1].


Moist montane forests and plantations of Brazilian Araucaria (Araucaria angustifolia).



Their diet consists almost entirely of insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BirdLife International
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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