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Dapa, Valle de Cauca, Colombia, September 2013
Syndactyla subalaris



Central and South America
Central America: occurs only in Costa Rica and Panama
South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru



There are 7 subspecies[1]:

  • S. s. lineata:
  • S. s. tacarcunae:
  • Mountains of eastern Panama (Darién )
  • S. s. subalaris:
  • S. s. striolata:
  • Eastern Andes of Colombia and Andes of western Venezuela
  • S. s. mentalis:
  • Subtropical eastern Ecuador
  • S. s. colligata:
  • Subtropical north-western Peru (Cajamarca)
  • S. s. ruficrissa:
  • Subtropical central Peru (Junín)

An additional subspecies olivacea is not recognised by all authorities[2].


Moist montane forest and forest edges.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase

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