Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Endangered

Scaled Spinetail (Cranioleuca muelleri)


Taxonomy

French: Synallaxe écaillé German: Schuppenbauch-Baumschlüpfer Spanish: Curutié escamoso
Taxonomy:

Siptornis mülleri

Hellmayr

, 1911,

Fazenda Nazareth, Mexiana Island, Brazil

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See C. vulpecula. Monotypic.

Distribution:

R Amazon in Brazil, from extreme E Amazonas E to S Amapá and Mexiana I.

Descriptive notes

14–15 cm; 14–15 g. Dark Cranioleuca with scaly-looking underparts, giving juvenile-like appearance. Has narrow pale supercilium, dull brownish face... read more

Voice

No information.

Habitat

Flooded tropical evergreen forest, mainly undergrowth of várzea forest; 0–200 m.

Food and feeding

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

Breeding

No information; only unconfirmed mention of nest as a globular mass of sticks and placed in tree.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Amazon Flooded Forests EBA. Poorly known species; apparently uncommon, and population thought likely to be relatively small.... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Scaled Spinetail (Cranioleuca muelleri). 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/56481 on 18 February 2019).