Streaked Tit-Spinetail (Leptasthenura striata)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lomas de Lachay, Lima

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Chiguata, Arequipa

streaked tit-spinetail
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc.  Lomas de Lachay, Lima

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc.  Arequipa


Identification & Behavior: ~16 cm (6.2 in). The Streaked Tit-Spinetail has a grayish mantle streaked with whitish. The crown is rufous-brown streaked with dusky; less saturated in younger plumage stages. The underparts are grayish lightly spotted and streaked with whitish. The subspecies albigularis has grayish and nearly unmarked underparts. The wing has a broad rufous band. It shows rufous on the folded wing. The tail is gray, very long, strongly graduated, and ends at a wispy fork. It forages in Andean scrub. It is similar to the Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail but is distinguished by ranging at higher elevations in areas they overlap and by showing rufous on the folded wing.

Status: The Streaked Tit-Spinetail is uncommon to rare in Andean scrub of the west slope of the Andes inter Andean valleys of the south-central Andes at elevations between 900-4200 m. It also occurs in Ch.

Name in Spanish: Tijeral Listado.

Sub-species: Streaked Tit-Spinetail (Leptasthenura striata superciliaris), Hellmayr, 1932.  W Andes of W Peru (Ancash, Lima).
(Leptasthenura striata albigularis), Morrison, 1938.  W Andes in Huancavelica (SW Peru).
(Leptasthenura striata striata), (R. A. Philippi and Landbeck), 1863.  Andes of extreme SW Peru (Arequipa S to Tacna) and NW Chile (Tarapacá).

Meaning of Name: Leptasthenura: Gr. leptos= thin and asthenes = weak and oura= tail. striata: L. stria= furrow, striatus= striated.

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Distribution Mapstreaked_tit spinetail

Voice


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.