French: Synallaxe des marais German: Strichelrücken-Dickichtschlüpfer Spanish: Canastero enano
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Buenos Aires, Argentina
NC Argentina (E Formosa, E Chaco and Corrientes S to Córdoba, Mendoza, La Pampa, NE Río Negro and Buenos Aires), extreme SE Brazil (S Rio Grande do Sul) and Uruguay.
12–13 cm; 10–12 g. Typical spinetail in size and shape, but distinctive plumage. Has whitish supercilium, faint dark eyeline and pale brownish face; rufous crown... read more
Dry mechanical trill 2–3 seconds long, somewhat insect-like; prolonged, thin, weak “tch... read more
Freshwater and brackish marshes with extensive emergent vegetation; also in tall wet grass (... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods; reported items are Coleoptera, Neuroptera and Hymenoptera. Usually forages singly. Gleans food items from marsh vegetation.
Socially monogamous, both males and females develop a brood patch and contribute to incubation, brooding, and provisioning of nestlings.... read more
Resident; seasonal changes in abundance suggest local movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Uncommon to fairly common; probably overlooked. Subject to the usual pressures faced by all wetland-dependent... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!