Itatiaia spinetail

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Itatiaia spinetail
Itatiaia Spinetail, Pico de Caledonia, Brazil (14189440116).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Asthenes
Species: A. moreirae
Binomial name
Asthenes moreirae
(Ribeiro, 1906)
  • Oreophylax moreirae

The Itatiaia spinetail (Asthenes moreirae), also known as the Itatiaia thistletail, is a species of bird in the Furnariidae family. It was previously placed as the only member of the genus Oreophylax, however recent classification has placed it in the genus Asthenes. It is endemic to south-eastern Brazil. Its common name refers to the Itatiaia region. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland.