Yellow-chinned Spinetail (Certhiaxis cinnamomeus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manaus, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~14.5 cm (5.7 in). The Yellow-chinned Spinetail has rufous upperparts and tail. The crown is rufous bordered by a pale supercilium. The throat is white with a yellow chin patch. The breast and center of the underparts are paled bordered on the sides by brown. It forages in the understory of flooded forest and overhanging vegetation at the edge of lakes and creeks. It is similar to the Red-and-White Spinetail but is distinguished by a larger size, by a yellow chin patch, a pale supercilium, and brown sides on the underparts. Also, see Parker’s Spinetail.

Status: The status of the Yellow-chinned Spinetail is based on few records in extreme northeast Peru near the border with Colombia and Brazil. The Yellow-chinned Spinetail has also been reported in southeast Peru. It also occurs in Co, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Cola-Espina de Barbilla Amarilla.

Sub-species: Yellow-chinned Spinetail (Certhiaxis cinnamomeus pallidus), J. T. Zimmer, 1935.

Meaning of Name: Certhiaxis: Similar to one of the genus Certhia Linnaeus, 1758, treecreeper. cinnamomeus: L. kinnamomon or cinnamon= cinnamon, cinnamomeus= cinnamon-colored.

See more of the Family Furnariidae  peru aves

Distribution Mapyellow-chinned 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.