Order: Passeriformes | Family: Furnariidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Alto Nieva, San Martin
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Ecuador | Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Abra Patricia, Amazonas
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Villa Rica, Pasco
Status: The Spotted Barbtail is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 850-2500 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Cola-de-Púa Moteada.
Sub-species: Spotted Barbtail (Premnoplex brunnescens brunnescens), (P. L. Sclater), 1856. NW Colombia, Perijá Mts and Andes of W Venezuela (Trujillo, Barinas, Mérida, Táchira), S (in all three ranges in Colombia, also Macarena Mts, in S Meta) to Ecuador and Peru (S to Cuzco).
(Premnoplex brunnescens stictonotus), Berlepsch, 1901. Andes from S Peru (Puno) S to W & C Bolivia (S to Cochabamba).
Meaning of Name: Premnoplex: Gr. premnon= tree trunk and plesso= to strike. brunnescens: L. brunneus= brown, brunnescens, brunnescentis= somewhat brown, brownish.
- 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.