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Photo by firecrest15
Cordillera de Los Huacamayos, East Andes, Ecuador, April 2015
Synallaxis unirufa


16–18 cm (6-7 in)

  • Bright chesnut overall plumage

Similar species

Rufous Wren and Rufous Spinetail occur in the same habitat and can look surprisingly similar on photos - notice the difference in shape of bill.


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru.



Four subspecies recognized[1]:


Found in the undergrowth and edges of humid cloud and montane evergreen forests.



Their diet consists mostly of arthropods.


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  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)

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