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Photo © by Wilson Diaz
Chuco Alto. Cajamarca, Peru, 4 June 2019
Synallaxis hypochondriaca


17–19 cm (7-7½ in)


Western South America: found in north-western Peru (upper arid Río Marañón Valley)


This is a monotypic species.

Placed in the genus Siptornopsis by Gill and Donsker.


Montane scrubby areas with cactus.


Normally seen in pairs.


Their diet consists of insects and beetles.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Lloyd, H. (2020). Great Spinetail (Synallaxis hypochondriaca), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.grespi2.01

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