French: Synallaxe à poitrine rousse German: Rotbrust-Dickichtschlüpfer Spanish: Pijuí centroamericano
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
S. e. erythrothorax
P. L. Sclater, 1855 – Caribbean slope from SE Mexico (S Veracruz and Yucatán Peninsula S to N Oaxaca and Tabasco) S to Guatemala, Belize and NW Honduras.
S. e. pacifica
Griscom, 1930 – Pacific lowlands of SW Mexico (S Chiapas), Guatemala and El Salvador.
14–16 cm; 15–19 g. Mid-sized Synallaxis with unusual plumage. Nominate race has dark sooty brownish face, uniform dark brownish-grey crown to back, brown... read more
Song a rapid, rough chatter with 1–3 introductory notes, “chree, ree, rreu-rreu-rreu-... read more
Secondary forest, second-growth scrub, tropical lowland evergreen forest edge; to 750 m.
Food and feeding
Little known. Recorded dietary items are Lepidoptera larvae, spiders, and some fruit. Usually forages in pairs in understorey. Probably... read more
Eggs in May–Jun in Guatemala, Jun and Aug in El Salvador and Aug–Sept in Honduras. Monogamous. Nest a bulky mass c. 40 × 70 cm... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. The only furnariid restricted to N Middle America. Fairly common to common in most of range. May benefit from moderate forest fragmentation, but... read more
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