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Synallaxis unirufa.jpg
Synallaxis unirufa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Synallaxis
Vieillot, 1818

some 30-35, see list

Synallaxis is a genus of birds in the ovenbird family, Furnariidae.

As of 2013 there were about 33 species, though a few belong to what is thought to be a species complex.[1]

Birds in this genus have mostly drab coloration and display secretive behavior, keeping ensconced in vegetation most of the time. Species can be difficult to distinguish from one another on the basis of their similar plumage; however, they can often be told apart by their vocalizations, which can be quite distinctive.[2]

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  1. ^ Stopiglia, R., Raposo, M. A., & Teixeira, D. M. (2013). Taxonomy and geographic variation of the Synallaxis ruficapilla Vieillot, 1819 species-complex (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae). J Ornithol, 154, 191-207.
  2. ^ Hilty, S.L. and Ascanio, D., 2009. A new species of spinetail (Furnariidae: Synallaxis) from the río Orinoco of Venezuela. The Auk, 126(3), pp.485-492.

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