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MacConnell's Spinetail - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Andy Adcock
Henri Pittier National Park, Venezuela, 2016

Alternative name: McConnell's Spinetail

Synallaxis macconnelli


15–17 cm (6-6¾ in)

  • Thin pale post-ocular line
  • Greyish face


South America: found in Tepuis of southern Venezuela, adjacent Brazil, Guyana and Suriname


This is a monotypic species[1].


Lowland and montane forest edges.



There is little information available, but they are thought to eat arthropods.


Their nest is a ball of sticks with a tubular side entrance.


  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 May 2014 and March 2018)

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