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Gray-bellied Spinetail - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by renato.santos.4b
Quatro Barras, Paraná, Brazil, August 2018
Synallaxis cinerascens


Photo © by Carlos Henrique
Monte Verde, Camanducaia, MG, Brazil, August 2008

14–15 cm (5½-6 in)

  • Greyish-brown face
  • Pale grey, rather indistinct, supraloral spots
  • Blackish lores
  • Pale post-ocular stripe
  • Dark greyish-brown forehead


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


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dense undergrowth of lowland and montane evergreen forests.



Their main diet is arthropods.


  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2014 & Aug 2018)

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