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Maranon Spinetail - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Thibaud Aronson
Bosque de Yanahuanca, Cajamarca, Peru, 25 January 2021
Synallaxis maranonica


Approximate: Size – 15 centimeters/ 6 inches, Weight - 16 grams/ ½ ounce

  • Lackluster, dark gray to brown face, forehead, and head
  • Brownish maroon further down to rump and upper portion of tail
  • Brown iris
  • Long Bill
  • Mandible dark shades of gray
  • Sexes alike
  • Juvenile: Lower mandible pink shaded yellow


In South America, this species is found in Southern Ecuador (Zamora-Chinchipe), and to northwestern Peru (northern Cajamarca).

In 2021 regarded as Critically Endangered by the IUCN.[4]


This is a monotypic species.[1]


Trees, undergrowth, and areas in the process of rejuvenation, frequently along waterways and humid regions, at elevations of 500 meters/1600 feet to 1900 meters/6200 feet.


In area of residence


Invertebrates such as spiders, crustaceans and insects


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Remsen, Jr., J. V. and C. J. Sharpe (2020). Marañon Spinetail (Synallaxis maranonica), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.marspi3.01
  3. Lepage D. (2021) [Avibase - https://avibase.ca/3881816B]. Retrieved 3 September 2021
  4. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Maranon Spinetail

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