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Black-throated Spinetail - BirdForum Opus

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Synallaxis castanea


16–18 cm (6¼-7 in)

  • Brownish-red overall plumage
  • Black throat patch


South America: found on the coastal mountains of northern Venezuela (Aragua to Distrito Federal).


This is a monotypic species[1], at one time considered conspecific with Rufous Spinetail[1].


Montanes evergreen and secondary forests. The undergrowth and edges of cloud forests.



Very little is known, it is thought they glean arthropods from foliage and branches.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)

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