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Hoary-throated Spinetail - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by arthurgrosset
Rio Uraricoera, Roraima, Brazil, 13 July 2001
The white tail feather is probably due to a lack of pigmentation in the case of this individual
Synallaxis kollari


15.5-16 cm (6-6¼ in)

  • Greyish-brown crown
  • Rufous Post-ocular streak
  • Greyish lores
  • Dark rufous-cinnamon ear-coverts
  • White-tipped black feathers on throat
  • Rufous back


South America: Locally in campos of northern Brazil (Roraima) and possibly adjacent Guyana


This is a monotypic species[1].


Restricted to riverine forest with dense undergrowth and tangly vines



Presumably insects. There is no information but likely to be along the lines of similar species.


  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. Vale, M. M. (2020). Hoary-throated Spinetail (Synallaxis kollari), 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.hotspi1.01
  3. Arthur Grosset's Birds
  4. Ber van Perlo. 2009. A field guide to the Birds of Brazil. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-530155-7
  5. Ridgely, R.S., & G. Tudor (2009). "Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America - The Passerines". University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, USA. ISBN 978-0-292-71979-8

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