Dark-breasted Spinetail (Synallaxis albigularis) - HBW 8, p. 279
French: Synallaxe à gorge blanche
Spanish: Pijuí Pechioscuro
Taxonomy: Synallaxis albigularis P. L. Sclater, 1858, Río Napo, Ecuador.
Close relationship to S. albescens and S. spixi suggested by plumage and vocal similarities. Considered by some authors to be possibly the sister-species of former, and was once regarded as conspecific; proposed race pullata of that species is a synonym of nominate race of present species. Larger birds with much darker underparts, found in Huallaga and Ucayali drainages of Peru, appear to represent an undescribed race. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- rodolphei Bond, 1956 - S Colombia (Meta S to Putumayo) and NE Ecuador (Sucumbíos, N Napo).
- albigularis P. L. Sclater, 1858 - E Ecuador (S from S Napo), SE Colombia (extreme S Amazonas), E Peru (Amazonas S to Madre de Dios) and W Brazil (E, mainly along R Amazon, to R Negro).
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2 birds calling after playback, www.birds-venezuela.de Locality Madre de Dios Department, Peru
Joe Klaiber 42 weeks ago 5
Recorded singing from roadside scrub late in the morning. Locality Podocarpus National Park, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador
Sam Woods 17 February 2009 3 years ago 4