Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Near Threatened

Araucaria Tit-spinetail (Leptasthenura setaria)


Taxonomy

French: Synallaxe à filets German: Araukarien-Meisenschlüpfer Spanish: Tijeral de las araucarias
Taxonomy:

Synallaxis setaria

Temminck

, 1824,

São Paulo, Brazil; error = Castro, Paraná, Brazil

.

Formerly placed in a monotypic genus, Dendrophylax or Bathmidura. Recent DNA study#R found this species to be sister to pairing of L. platensis and L. striolata. Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Brazil (extreme SE Minas Gerais and S Rio de Janeiro to N Rio Grande do Sul) and NE Argentina (Misiones).

Descriptive notes

17–19 cm; 11 g. Relatively long-tailed tit spinetail with short crest, comparatively long and decurved bill. Has thin white supercilium, face streaked black and white;... read more

Voice

Song a high-pitched descending and accelerating trill of squeaky notes; rapid chittering notes when... read more

Habitat

Restricted to Araucaria angustifolia trees, whether in forest, woodland or... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Usually forages singly or in pairs, from mid-storey to canopy. Gleans food items from Araucaria needles and branches;... read more

Breeding

Season probably during austral spring-summer; nest-building in Sept. Presumably monogamous. Nest a ball of vegetation, including moss, c. 8... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Mountains EBA. Fairly common to common. Common in Aparados... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2018). Araucaria Tit-spinetail (Leptasthenura setaria). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/56412 on 15 November 2018).