Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Grey-bellied Spinetail (Synallaxis cinerascens)


Taxonomy

French: Synallaxe grisin German: Graubauch-Dickichtschlüpfer Spanish: Pijuí ceniciento
Taxonomy:

Synallaxis cinerascens

Temminck

, 1823,

Ipanema, São Paulo, Brazil

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Sister to S. scutata (which see). Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Brazil (S from S Goiás, S Minas Gerais and S Espírito Santo), E Paraguay (E from Paraguarí), NE Argentina (Misiones, E Corrientes) and N Uruguay.

Descriptive notes

14–15 cm; 10–14 g. Has grey-brown face with indistinct pale greyish supraloral spots, blackish lores, hint of grey postocular stripe; forehead dark greyish-brown... read more

Voice

Most frequent vocalization a shrill “wheeet-beeet”, “wheeet, bu-beeeyt” or... read more

Habitat

Tropical lowland evergreen forest and montane evergreen forest; inhabits dense undergrowth of humid... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods; Orthoptera (Tettigoniidae) and Coleoptera recorded as taken. Forages usually in pairs, from ground to understorey. Prey items... read more

Breeding

Season probably during austral spring-summer; nestlings in Nov. Presumably monogamous. Nest is a large mass 0·5–0·6 m... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common in most of range. In Brazil, uncommon in Serra da Canastra, Iguaçu and Aparados da Serra National Parks and rare in... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). Grey-bellied Spinetail (Synallaxis cinerascens). 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/56428 on 21 February 2019).