23 May, 2011

Slaty Spinetail

Scientific Name: Synallaxis brachyura

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Central America and northwestern South America lowlands and foothills up to 1500m in a range of scrubby habitats, including second growth, road and river edges, and overgrown pasture.

Field Notes: Medium-sized passerine with long, tapered tail that can splay out in a distinctive way as above. Overall dark grey bird with tawny cap and wings. Pale-breasted Spinetail is less dark grey overall with light breast.

Personal Notes: Seen at Arenal Nayara Hotel, Costa Rica

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