Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Endangered

White-throated Barbtail (Premnoplex tatei)


Taxonomy

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

Premnoplex tatei

Chapman

, 1925,

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

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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.

Distribution:

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

Voice

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

Habitat

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

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

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. (2019). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/56527 on 19 August 2019).