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Stripe-breasted Spinetail - BirdForum Opus

Synallaxis cinnamomea
Photo by Gerald Friesen
Tobago, February, 2017


14 cm. Dark brown upperparts and head, chestnut wings, white throat streaked with black, dark-streaked buff underparts.


Trinidad, Tobago, Colombia and Venezuela.


There are several races. S. c. aveledoi is paler, S. c. striatipectus is darker and S. c. bolivari is whiter with a less streaked throat. The Tobago form S. c. terrestrisi is large and pale, and S. c. carri on Trinidad is dark and lightly streaked.


Hill forests and lowland scrub.


It builds a spherical stick nest with a tubular entrance low in a bush; 2 greenish white eggs are laid.

The diet includes insects.

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