French: Synallaxe terne German: Rostflügelcanastero Spanish: Colasuave sencillo
P. L. Sclater
mouth of Río Chapare, 825 feet [c. 250 m], Cochabamba, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
T. f. dimorpha
J. Bond & Meyer de Schauensee, 1941 – Peruvian Plain Softtail – E Ecuador (Orellana, Pastaza) and NE & SE Peru (Loreto, Pasco, Junín, Cuzco, Madre de Dios, Puno).
T. f. obidensis
Todd, 1925 – Brazilian Plain Softtail – C Brazil (lower R Madeira, and C R Amazon in E Amazonas and Pará).
T. f. fusciceps
P. L. Sclater, 1889 – Bolivian Plain Softtail – N Bolivia (Beni, E La Paz, N Cochabamba).
16–18 cm; 23–24 g. Male nominate race has pale brownish-grey face, thin dark eyeline, hint of thin pale supercilium; crown dull pale grey-brown, faintly flammu... read more
Song of nominate race begins with widely spaced, dry ticking notes, accelerating and rising to... read more
Flooded tropical evergreen forest and river-edge forest, mainly humid várzea and... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Usually in pairs or small groups, often with mixed-species flocks. Forages from understorey up to subcanopy. Acrobatically... read more
Nest a globular mass c. 20 cm in diameter, made from small twigs and soft plant material, with two short entrance tubes on lower side,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare and local; absent from many areas where habitat superficially seems suitable. Present in Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve.
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