Equatorial Graytail (Xenerpestes singularis)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Digitally Painted bird

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data


Identification & Behavior: ~11.5 cm (4.5 in). The Equatorial Graytail has gray upperparts. The forehead is rufous. It has a whitish supercilium. The tail is gray and strongly graduated. The underparts are yellowish heavily streaked with dusky. It actively forages in the canopy and sub-canopy of montane forest often in the company of mixed species flocks. It is similar to the Gray-mantled Wren but is distinguished by having heavily streaked underparts and plain gray tail without dusky barring.

Status: The Equatorial Graytail is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1050-1700 m. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Cola-gris Ecuatorial.

Sub-species: Equatorial Graytail (Xenerpestes singularis), Taczanowski and Berlepsch, 1885.

Meaning of Name: Xenerpestes: Gr. xenos= stranger herpestes= creeper, creeping thing. singularis: L. singularis unique, extraordinary.

See more of the Family Furnariidae  peru aves

Distribution Mapequatorial graytail

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References:

    • 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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.