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Red-shouldered Spinetail - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Luiz
Crato, Ceará, Brazil, April 2014
Synallaxis hellmayri


18–19 cm

  • Brownish-grey upper parts


Arid north-eastern Brazil (Piauí, n Bahia and w Pernambuco).


This is a monotypic species[1].

Placed in the genus Gyalophylax by Gill and Donsker.


Dry savanna.



Their diet consists of spiders and seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2014)

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