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Ochre-cheeked Spinetail - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Rodrigo Conte
Brasilia, Brazil, December 2014
Synallaxis scutata


13–14 cm

  • Whitish supercilia, which are very broad and almost meet at forehead
  • Blackish loral region


South America: found in Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • S. s. scutata:
  • S. s. whitii:
  • Eastern Bolivia to south-western Brazil (Mato Grosso) and north-western Argentina
  • S. s. teretiala:
  • Eastern Brazil (Serra dos Carajás in southern Pará)


Deciduous forests and forest edges, up to a height around 1700m.



Their diet consists of arthropods and caterpillars.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)

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