Cabanis’s Spinetail (Synallaxis cabanisi)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Furnariidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coroico Road, Bolivia

Identification & Behavior: ~15.5 cm (6.1 in). The Cabanis’s Spinetail is mostly warm brown with a rufous folded wing, crown, and tail. The throat is whitish with a dusky or black median stripe, but this is variable. It forages in the understory of forest edges, thick second growth, and bamboo stands. The juvenile has a brown head and lacks the rufous crown. It is similar to the Dusky Spinetail but their ranges do not overlap. It is stockier and shorter-tailed than the Azara’s Spinetail.

Status: The Cabanis’s Spinetail is uncommon in montane forests along the foothills of the east slope of the Andes up to 1400 m. It also occurs in Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Cola-Espina de Cabanis.

Sub-species: Cabanis’s Spinetail (Synallaxis cabanisi cabanisi), Berlepsch and Leverkühn, 1890.

Meaning of Name: Synallaxis: Gr. sunallaxeos, sunallaxis = exchange. cabanisi: In honor of Jean Louis Cabanis (1816-1906) German ornithologist, founding editor of Journal für Ornithologie 1853.

See more of the Family Furnariidae  peru aves

Distribution Mapcabasni's spinetail



    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2017.