French: Synallaxe à front roux German: Rotstirn-Bündelnister Spanish: Espinero frentirrufo
Riberão de Ressaca, Bahia–Minas Gerais border, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
P. r. peruvianus
Hellmayr, 1925 – extreme S Ecuador (S Zamora-Chinchipe) and N Peru (upper Marañón Valley in Amazonas, Cajamarca and San Martín).
P. r. sincipitalis
Cabanis, 1883 – Western Rufous-fronted Thornbird – E Bolivia (Beni, Santa Cruz, Tarija), S Brazil (S Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul), NC Paraguay and NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán).
P. r. specularis
Hellmayr, 1925 – NE Brazil (Pernambuco).
P. r. rufifrons
(Wied, 1821) – Eastern Rufous-fronted Thornbird – E Brazil (S Maranhão, S Piauí and Bahia S to São Paulo).
16–17 cm; 18–31 g. Rather plain, nondescript, arboreal furnariid. Nominate race has dull buff supercilium continuing anteriorly to supraloral area, dark greyish... read more
Song a loud, strained series of shrill or nasal “chit” notes, slowly accelerating and... read more
Arid lowland scrub, tropical deciduous forest, cerrado, arid montane scrub, secondary... read more
Food and feeding
Reported dietary items are Coleoptera (including families Curculionidae, Carabidae), Orthoptera (including Acrididae), Hemiptera, ants, and... read more
During austral spring-summer, eggs in Oct–Dec and Mar in Argentina; laying from mid Sept to at least Dec in E Brazil (with season... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to fairly common in most parts of range. Occurs in numerous protected areas. Tolerates at least moderate anthropogenic habitat... read more
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