Cabanis's Spinetail (Synallaxis cabanisi) - HBW 8, p. 284
French: Synallaxe de Cabanis
Spanish: Pijuí de Cabanis
Taxonomy: Synallaxis cabanisi Berlepsch and Leverkühn, 1890, Chanchamayo Valley, Junín, Peru.
Forms a superspecies with S. macconnelli and S. moesta, and all have often been treated as conspecific. Differs from former in juvenile plumage and from latter in tail structure. Racial identity of disjunct population in Brazil (N Mato Grosso) uncertain; tentatively assigned to nominate race. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cabanisi Berlepsch & Leverkühn, 1890 - Andean foothills in C & S Peru (Huánuco S to Puno, possibly also W Ucayali); probably also C Brazil (N Mato Grosso).
- fulviventris Chapman, 1924 - foothills of Andes in N Bolivia (La Paz, W Beni, Cochabamba).
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An immature bird in the hand
Locality Los Amigos Biological Station (CICRA), Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp cabanisi)
Joe Tobias 29 November 2007 35 weeks ago 4.5
An adult bird perched in a bush.
Locality Coroico, La Paz Department, Bolivia (ssp fulviventris)
Joe Tobias 23 October 2006 3 years ago 4