Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Pallid Spinetail (Cranioleuca pallida)


Taxonomy

French: Synallaxe pâle German: Minas-Gerais-Baumschlüpfer Spanish: Curutié pálido
Taxonomy:

Synallaxis pallidus

Wied

, 1831,

Campos Geraës = southern Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Sister to C. pyrrhophia (see below). Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Brazil from S Goiás, C Minas Gerais and SE Bahia S to E Paraná.

Descriptive notes

14–15 cm; 11–12 g. A Cranioleuca with colour pattern superficially like that of Synallaxis. Has prominent whitish supercilium, blackish spot in... read more

Voice

Song an accelerating series of clear whistled “psi” terminating in rolled “... read more

Habitat

Montane evergreen forest; also woodland, and tall second growth; 700–2150 m.

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Forages most often in pairs, usually in mixed-species flocks, from mid-storey up to canopy. Hitches along small branches, often... read more

Breeding

Season presumed to be during austral spring-summer. Presumably monogamous. Nest a globular mass of mainly lichen and moss, entrance towards... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to common. Fairly common in Itatiaia National Park and uncommon in Augusto Ruschi Biological Reserve; occurs also in... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). Pallid Spinetail (Cranioleuca pallida). 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/56471 on 18 April 2019).