Dusky Spinetail (Synallaxis moesta) - HBW 8, p. 284
French: Synallaxe obscur
German: Westlicher Dunkeldickichtschlüpfer
Spanish: Pijuí Oscuro
Other common names: Sclater’s Spinetail; Brown-tailed Spinetail (brunneicaudalis)
Taxonomy: Synallaxis mœsta P. L. Sclater, 1856, “Bogotá”.
Forms a superspecies with S. macconnelli and S. cabanisi, and all have often been treated as conspecific. Differs from both of those in tail structure. Race brunneicaudalis was formerly treated as a separate species. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- moesta P. L. Sclater, 1856 - foothills of E Andes in C Colombia (S Casanare S to NW Meta).
- obscura Chapman, 1914 - E Andean foothills in S Colombia (Caquetá, Putumayo).
- brunneicaudalis Sclater, 1858 - foothills of E Andes from extreme S Colombia (SE Nariño) S to NE Peru (Amazonas, San Martín, possibly also W Loreto).
- Near Threatened Enlarge map