French: Synallaxe rouge German: Rostflügel-Bündelnister Spanish: Espinero grande
NC & E Bolivia (La Paz, Beni, E Santa Cruz), interior S Brazil (S Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul E to W Bahia and W Pernambuco#R, S to NW São Paulo and NW Paraná, also W Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay and N Argentina (Salta and Formosa S to Tucumán, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and Corrientes).
19–21 cm; 34·9–51 g. Bulkiest and reddest thornbird. Has face mostly rufescent brown to greyish brown, slightly paler in superciliary and supraloral areas... read more
Song described as a long series of 15–20 “chip” notes that start explosively, then slowly... read more
Riparian thickets, gallery woodland and scrub, almost always near water; occasionally ventures into... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded food items include ants and Coleoptera. Usually seen in pairs, mostly in understorey; also, regularly terrestrial. Evidently... read more
Season during austral spring-summer; eggs in Oct–Jan. Nest a cone-shaped mass c. 35–60 cm tall, 30–50 cm in diameter at... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to common throughout range. Occurs in a number of protected areas, including Pantanal National Park, in Brazil, and Esteros del Iberá and... read more
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