Apurimac Spinetail (Synallaxis courseni) - HBW 8, p. 278
French: Synallaxe de Coursen
Spanish: Pijuí de Apurímac
Other common names: Blake’s/Coursen’s Spinetail
Taxonomy: Synallaxis courseni Blake, 1971, Bosque Ampay (Abancay), 9000 feet [c. 2750 m], Apurímac, Peru.
Considered by some authors to form a superspecies with S. frontalis and S. azarae on basis of plumage and vocal similarities. Biogeography, habitat and voice strongly suggest that it is a derivative of latter. Proposal by others that this species is related to S. brachyura considered a very unlikely one. Monotypic.
Distribution: C Peruvian Andes on S slopes of Nevada Ampay, N of Abancay (Apurímac).
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one bird moving through the tree, repeated in slow motion Locality Ampay Forest, Apurimac Department, Peru
Wim ten Have 18 January 2004 36 weeks ago 21 sec 3.6
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