Pinto's Spinetail (Synallaxis infuscata) - HBW 8, p. 274
French: Synallaxe de Pinto
Spanish: Pijuí de Pinto
Other common names: Plain/Alagoas/Pernambuco Spinetail
Taxonomy: Synallaxis ruficapilla infuscata Pinto, 1950, Usina Nossa Senhora do Carmo, Vitória de Santa Antão, eastern Pernambuco, Brazil.
Forms a superspecies with S. ruficapilla and S. cinerea, this superspecies suggested by some authors as being most closely related to S. frontalis, S. azarae and S. courseni on basis of plumage and vocal similarities. Was previously considered a race of S. ruficapilla, but vocal differences indicate that it merits rank of full species. Some authors have proposed that it is more closely related to S. brachyura or S. hypospodia. Monotypic.
Distribution: NE Brazil (E Alagoas, E Pernambuco).
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A single bird on the bush.
Locality Usina Trapiche, Sirinhaém, Pernambuco State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Ciro Albano 13 November 2010 2 years ago 4.5
Locality Lagoa dos Gatos, Pernambuco State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Stephen John Jones 2 February 2010 2 years ago 4.2
One adult bird perched (RPPN Pedra D´Anta).
Locality Lagoa dos Gatos, Pernambuco State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 29 November 2012 27 weeks ago 3.7
Locality Pedra Talhada Biological Reserve, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Ciro Albano 15 February 2008 3 years ago 3.7