French: Synallaxe rousselé German: Fleckenbrust-Bündelnister Spanish: Espinero pechirrayado
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Buenos Aires, Argentina
NE Argentina (E Formosa S to E Córdoba and N Buenos Aires), SE Brazil (S from E Paraná) and Uruguay.
16–20 cm; 24·5–26·5 g. Medium-sized thornbird with breast markings. Vague light brownish supercilium extending to supraloral area, narrow dark brown... read more
Song starts with one to several ascending low notes, sometimes hesitating, followed by 3–4... read more
Inhabits riparian thickets, gallery forest, arid lowland scrub, and marsh borders, almost always... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded food items are Coleoptera (of families Curculionidae, Elateridae, Chrysomelidae, Tenebrionidae), shield-bugs (Pentatomidae),... read more
Season during austral spring/summer; eggs in Aug–Jan and nestlings from Sept to early Feb. Perhaps double-brooded. Monogamous. Nest,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to fairly common. Present in several protected areas, e.g. Esteros del Iberá National Park, Ingeniero Otamendi Nature... read more
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