French: Synallaxe siffleur German: Zwergbündelnister Spanish: Espinero chico
P. L. Sclater
no locality = presumably Córdoba, Argentina
Extreme S Bolivia (SW Santa Cruz), W Paraguay, N Argentina (S to E La Rioja, N San Luis, C Córdoba and N Buenos Aires) and SW Uruguay; recently recorded as breeding in extreme SW Rio Grande do Sul, S Brazil#R.
13–14 cm; 14–16 g. The smallest Phacellodomus. Has broad dull buff-whitish supercilium extending anteriorly to supraloral area, vague narrow dull brown... read more
Song variable, described as a series of shrill, well-spaced “cheep” notes, slightly... read more
Tropical deciduous forest, Chaco woodland and scrub; from near sea-level to 2000 m.
Food and feeding
Recorded dietary items are Coleoptera, spiders, Orthoptera, Formicidae. Observed in pairs or in small groups (possibly nest helpers),... read more
Season during austral spring-summer; eggs in Sept–Feb and nestlings in Oct in Argentina. Presumably monogamous. Nest a cone-shaped... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to uncommon in much of its range. Occurs in Chancani Natural Reserve, in Argentina.
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