Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Perija Thistletail (Schizoeaca perijana) - HBW 8, p. 271

French: Synallaxe des Periya German: Perija-Distelschwanz Spanish: Piscuiz de Perijá

Taxonomy: Schizoeaca perijana Phelps, 1977, camp “Frontera 2”, Sierra de Perijá, 3000 m, Zulia, Venezuela.
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 species-level taxa in the Furnariidae. Monotypic.

Distribution: Perijá Mts in N Colombia and NW Venezuela.

  • Endangered
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