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