Red-faced Spinetail (Cranioleuca erythrops) - HBW 8, p. 296
French: Synallaxe à face rouge
Spanish: Curutié Carirrojo
Other common names: Lawrence’s Spinetail (rufigenis)
Taxonomy: Synallaxis erythrops P. L. Sclater, 1860, Pallatanga, Chimborazo, Ecuador.
Forms a superspecies with C. demissa, C. hellmayri, C. curtata, C. antisiensis and C. baroni; all share plumage similarities and mostly lower montane distribution, and their close relationship is consistent with recent genetic data. Racial identity of birds in E Panama uncertain; tentatively placed with griseigularis. Specimens from S Colombia may be intermediate between latter and nominate race. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- rufigenis (Lawrence, 1868) - mountains of Costa Rica and W Panama.
- griseigularis (Ridgway, 1909) - extreme E Panama (Cerro Pirre, Cerro Tacarcuna, Cerro Mali) and W & C Andes of Colombia (on W slope from Antioquia S to Quindío).
- erythrops (P. L. Sclater, 1860) - Andes of W Ecuador (S to NW Azuay, also in coastal Cordillera de Mache in SW Manabí and W Guayas).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird moving around in a bush. Locality Las Tangaras Nature Reserve, Choco Department, Colombia (ssp griseigularis)
Keith Blomerley 8 November 2012 17 weeks ago 25 sec 4
Building nest Locality Sachatamia Lodge, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Pascal Vagner 22 May 2012 25 weeks ago 18 sec 4
A pair coming in and out of a hanging nest, with nesting material. Locality Bajo Grande, Volcan Baru National Park, Chiriquí Province, Panama (ssp rufigenis)
Charlotte Elton 26 April 2008 4 years ago 12 sec 3.5
foraging in canopy, calls Locality Las Tangaras Nature Reserve, Choco Department, Colombia (ssp griseigularis)
Martin Kennewell 24 May 2012 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 20 sec 2.8
An immature in a bush calling Locality Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp erythrops)
Keith Blomerley 11 November 2009 3 years ago 7 sec 2.6
Bird on branch calling. Locality Volcan Baru National Park, Chiriquí Province, Panama
Charlotte Elton 12 April 2010 3 years ago 24 sec 0
a bird coming to the playback
Locality Otún Quimbaya Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda Department, Colombia
Manakin Nature Tours 9 April 2012 41 weeks ago 3
Locality Volcan Baru National Park, Chiriquí Province, Panama (ssp rufigenis)
Joe Tobias 18 August 2009 12 weeks ago 2.8
on a branch
Locality Dagua, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 3 November 2010 2 years ago 2.7
Perched on a branch
Locality Sachatamia Lodge, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
David Weaver 2 years ago 2.3
Bird on mossy branch.
Locality Mirador Rio Blanco, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Ethan Kistler 1 July 2008 3 years ago 2.2