White-whiskered spinetail

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White-whiskered spinetail
White-whiskered Spinetail.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Synallaxis
Species: S. candei
Binomial name
Synallaxis candei
d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1838

The white-whiskered spinetail (Synallaxis candei) is a species of bird in the family Furnariidae. It is found in Colombia and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

Description[edit]

The white-whiskered spinetail has a grayish-brown crown with sides of head black as well as a "whisker" stripe on both sides of face; as well as a mostly-brown head. Cinnamon rufous sides and breast and a white underbelly.

Behavior[edit]

Similar to the ruddy spinetail, The species actively "hops" and forages on the ground. It nests in tree cavities at ground level. They will often cock and lower their tail at times.[2] (much like wrens)

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Synallaxis candei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Steven L. Hilty, Bill Brown 1985. Princeton University Press 1986 A Guide to the Birds of Colombia p360