French: Synallaxe blafard German: Blasskehl-Bündelnister Spanish: Espinero liso
Subspecies and Distribution
P. i. inornatus
Ridgway, 1887 – NC Venezuela (SE Falcón, Yaracuy and Carabobo E to Miranda).
P. i. castilloi
Phelps, Jr & Aveledo, 1987 – W & C Venezuela (Lara, Portuguesa, Barinas and Apure E to Sucre and Monagas) and NE Colombia (Boyacá, Arauca, Casanare, Vichada, NE Meta).
16–17 cm; 21·5–31 g. Rather plain, nondescript, arboreal furnariid. Sexes alike. Juvenile has upperparts mottled. Adult lacks rufous on forecrown and whitish lores and... read more
Song a bright, chippery and energetic series of loud “chit” or “chee” notes, often given in duet,... read more
Arid lowland scrub, tropical deciduous forest, secondary forest, gallery woodland, llanos... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well known beyond arthropods of all stages (adults and larvae), and small numbers of spiders. Usually in pairs, or in groups of 3–... read more
In Venezuela season mostly Jul–Nov, eggs in Apr–Jul and nestlings in May–Sept, at least two broods per year; in Colombia, in breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to fairly common in most parts of range, and is tolerant of at least moderate anthropogenic habitat disturbance.
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