Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)


White-throated Barbtail (Premnoplex tatei)


French: Anabasitte à gorge blanche German: Weißkehl-Stachelschwanz Spanish: Subepalo gorjiblanco

Premnoplex tatei


, 1925,

Mount Turimiquire, 7900 feet [c. 2400 m], north-eastern Venezuela


Formerly considered conspecific with P. brunnescens, but differs in voice, habitat and behaviour#R and is well separated genetically#R. Hitherto treated as conspecific with P. pariae (see below). Monotypic.


Serranía de Turimiquire and Cordillera de Caripe (Cerros Peonía, Turimiquire, Macanillal and Negro) in NE Anzoátegui, S Sucre and N Monagas, NE Venezuela.

Descriptive notes

14–15 cm. Whitish supercilium, dark brownish ear-coverts and neck-sides streaked whitish; forehead and crown dark grey-brown, feathers outlined in blackish (giving... read more


Song low-pitched, doubled or tripled, whistled notes; also described as bubbly series of low, soft... read more


Montane evergreen forest; wet, mossy forest, especially where dominated by small palms and Araceae... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Forages solitarily or in pairs, possibly regularly in mixed-species flocks including those with another globally threatened... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Caripe-Paria Region EBA. Known only from a small number of localities in extreme NE Venezuela, within an overall range of... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr, Sharpe, C.J. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). White-throated Barbtail (Premnoplex tatei). 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 on 10 April 2020).