Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Near Threatened

Coiba Spinetail (Cranioleuca dissita)


Taxonomy

French: Synallaxe de Coiba German: Weißkinn-Baumschlüpfer Spanish: Curutié de la Coiba
Taxonomy:

Cranioleuca vulpina dissita

Wetmore

, 1957,

Coiba Island, Panama

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Usually considered conspecific with C. vulpina, but differs in its yellower underparts and more toffee-coloured upperparts (1); slightly shorter wings (allow 1); and notably divergent song, not a fading stuttering series as in C. vulpina but ending with longer emphasized slightly burry notes, overall pitch higher with highest maximum frequency (3), distinctly longer, flatter “long notes” (3) and different note shape (ns[at least 1])#R. Separation supported by genetic analysis#R. Monotypic.

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Distribution:

Coiba I (Panama).

Descriptive notes

15–16 cm. Has virtually entire underparts (including tail) russet-brown, but is paler and less rufous on rump, with dull white lores and a very narrow pinkish-buff... read more

Voice

Song more like that of C. erythrops than of formerly conspecific C. vulpina;... read more

Habitat

Inhabits dense undergrowth and vine tangles in forest and forest edge.

Food and feeding

Very few data, but diet and foraging behaviour probably largely similar to C. vulpina.

Breeding

Nothing known.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Range-restricted species (overall range just 493 km²), present in South Central American Pacific Slope EBA.... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Coiba Spinetail (Cranioleuca dissita). 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/1343664 on 23 April 2019).