French: Synallaxe à moustaches German: Weißbart-Dickichtschlüpfer Spanish: Pijuí barbiblanco
Synnalaxis [sic] Candei
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Subspecies and Distribution
S. c. venezuelensis
Cory, 1913 – extreme N Colombia (Guajira Peninsula, S to Cesar) and NW Venezuela (Zulia E to E Falcón and Lara).
S. c. candei
d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1838 – N Colombia (N Sucre E to W Magdalena).
S. c. atrigularis
(Todd, 1917) – N Colombia (middle Magdalena Valley of S Bolívar).
15–17 cm; 14–16 g. Distinctive, boldly patterned spinetail. Nominate race has blackish face, broad rufous supercilium from just above eye back to nape; crown... read more
Song a nasal “a-dít-dít-du”, often repeated, rather similar to voice of... read more
Tropical deciduous forest, arid lowland scrub, usually with cacti as prominent component of... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Usually forages in pairs. Gleans items mainly from ground beneath shrubs, but also from twigs and branches within 2 m of ground. read more
Breeds evidently during wet season, Oct–Jan; eggs and nestlings in Dec in Venezuela. Presumably monogamous. Nest a bulky mass c. 70... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Caribbean Colombia and Venezuela EBA. Fairly common to common throughout most of range. No data on densities,... read more
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