Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Cabanis's Spinetail (Synallaxis cabanisi) - HBW 8, p. 284

French: Synallaxe de Cabanis German: Rostscheitel-Dickichtschlüpfer 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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