French: Anabasitte tachetée German: Hellkehl-Stachelschwanz Spanish: Subepalo moteado
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
P. b. brunneicauda
(Lawrence, 1865) – mountains of Costa Rica and W Panama (E to Veraguas).
P. b. brunnescens
(P. L. Sclater, 1856) – extreme E Panama (E Darién) and adjacent NW Colombia, Sierra de Perijá, and Andes of W Venezuela (Trujillo, Barinas, Mérida, Táchira) S (in all three ranges in Colombia, also Macarena Mts, in S Meta) to Ecuador and Peru (S to Cuzco).
P. b. coloratus
Bangs, 1902 – Santa Marta Mts of N Colombia.
P. b. rostratus
Hellmayr & Seilern, 1912 – Coastal Range of N Venezuela (Lara E to Miranda and Aragua).
P. b. stictonotus
(Berlepsch, 1901) – Andes from S Peru (Puno) S to W & C Bolivia (S to Cochabamba).
13–15 cm; 14–19 g. Small, dark furnariid with a rich ventral pattern. Nominate race has a series of closely spaced tawny-ochraceous spots above and behind the eye... read more
Song an explosive, high, dry, thin “eep, eep, eep, ti-ti-ti-tititit”, trilled at end, also... read more
Montane evergreen forest, especially in areas with extensive moss and epiphytes. Mainly 1200–... read more
Food and feeding
Reported dietary items include Coleoptera (of families Scarabaeidae, Brenthidae), ants and other Hymenoptera, cockroach (Blattodea) eggs,... read more
Season mainly Mar–Jun in Central America; in Andes, eggs in Mar and Jun in Ecuador, and nestlings in Apr in Colombia and Ecuador.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to common, locally uncommon. Occurs in numerous protected areas throughout extensive range, including Tapantí... read more
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