Marañón Spinetail (Synallaxis maranonica)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Digital Adaptation

Identification & Behavior: ~15 cm (6 in). The Marañon Spinetail has a rufous folded wing and tail. The mantle and head are grayish. It has a pale and poorly defined superciliary. The throat has a variable amount of whitish, which grades to grayish toward the breast and belly. It forages in the understory of semi-deciduous forests. It is similar to the closely related Plain-crown Spinetail but their ranges do not overlap. Also, see Necklaced Spinetail.

Status: The Marañon Spinetail is uncommon in the semi-deciduous of parts of the Maranon Drainage in northwest Peru. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Cola-Espina del Marañón.

Sub-species: Marañón Spinetail (Synallaxis maranonica), Taczanowski, 1879.

Meaning of Name: Synallaxis: Gr. sunallaxeos, sunallaxis = exchang. maranonica: Originating from or associated with the Río Marañón, Peru.

See more of the Family Furnariidae  peru aves

Distribution Mapmaranon 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.