Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Bahia Spinetail (Synallaxis cinerea) - HBW 8, p. 274

French: Synallaxe du Bahia German: Bahiadickichtschlüpfer Spanish: Pijuí de Bahía

Taxonomy: Synallaxis cinereus Wied, 1831, “Capitao Filisberto road,” southern Bahia, Brazil.
Scientific name was long considered a junior synonym of S. ruficapilla, but recently shown to represent a separate species; S. whitneyi is a synonym. Forms a superspecies with S. ruficapilla and S. infuscata; this superspecies is suggested by some authors as being most closely related to S. frontalis, S. azarae and S. courseni on basis of plumage and vocal similarities. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Brazil (S Bahia, NE Minas Gerais).