Mouse-colored Thistletail (Schizoeaca griseomurina) - HBW 8, p. 271
French: Synallaxe souris
Spanish: Piscuiz Ratón
Taxonomy: Synallaxis griseo-murina P. L. Sclater, 1882, San Lucas, Loja, Ecuador.
Forms a superspecies with other members of genus, as a series of non-overlapping mountain-top replacements, and all sometimes considered conspecific; their vocalizations seem fairly close, but plumage patterns differ to an extent not found within individual species-level taxa in Furnariidae. Present species is almost certainly paraphyletic with regard to S. fuliginosa (which brackets its distribution to N and S); probably closest to latter’s nominate race, sharing with it the feature of a white eyering. Monotypic.
Distribution: Andes of S Ecuador (S from Azuay and Morona-Santiago) and N Peru (Piura, Cajamarca).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird calling while moving in bushes. Locality Cerro Toledo, Loja Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 14 November 2014 20 weeks ago 35 sec 4
A bird in high-altitude paramo, 3400 m, foraging and singing in fog and rain. Locality Podocarpus National Park, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador
Jorge de Leon Cardozo 23 March 2009 4 years ago 46 sec 4
A bird vocalizing softly in response to a tape Locality Tapichalaca Reserve, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador (ssp griseomurina)
Richard Garrigues 11 January 2007 8 years ago 23 sec 3.6
Adult in treeline scrub.
Locality El Cajas National Park, Azuay Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Dusan M. Brinkhuizen 10 December 2013 1 year ago 4.7
A bird perched in a bush.
Locality Cerro Toledo, Loja Province, Ecuador
Josep del Hoyo 20 weeks ago 3.8
One individual pearched
Locality Podocarpus National Park, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador
Ulises Ornstein 1 March 2010 5 years ago 2.7