Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Endangered

White-browed Tit-spinetail (Leptasthenura xenothorax)


Taxonomy

French: Synallaxe à gorge rayée German: Graubauch-Meisenschlüpfer Spanish: Tijeral cejiblanco
Taxonomy:

Leptasthenura xenothorax

Chapman

, 1921,

Torontoy, Urubamba Valley, Cuzco, Peru

.

Formerly considered conspecific with L. pileata by some authors, but such a relationship refuted by recent DNA study#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Andes of S Peru in Apurímac (Runtacocha Highland) and Cuzco (Nevado Sacsarayoc Massif, Cordillera Vilcanota).

Descriptive notes

17–18 cm; 13 g. Has white supercilium narrowly bordered black above, face streaked blackish and whitish; crown bright rufous-chestnut, contrasting with dull brown... read more

Voice

Song a high-pitched trill lasting 2 seconds (longer when agitated), sometimes 1–4... read more

Habitat

Polylepis woodland, primarily with Gynoxys; occasionally in adjacent scrub, e.g... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Usually in pairs or in groups of 3–5, possibly family parties; occasionally in mixed-species flocks. Forages from... read more

Breeding

Virtually nothing known. Adult seen attending nest-hole in Polylepis tree, in Nov.

Movements

Resident; some limited downslope movement during snowstorms.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Peruvian High Andes EBA. Known from just a few localities within very limited and highly fragmented range. Estimates of total... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). White-browed Tit-spinetail (Leptasthenura xenothorax). 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/56409 on 13 December 2019).