Rufous-capped Spinetail (Synallaxis ruficapilla) - HBW 8, p. 273
French: Synallaxe à calotte rousse
Spanish: Pijuí Coronirrojo
Taxonomy: Synallaxis ruficapilla Vieillot, 1819, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Forms a superspecies with S. cinerea and S. infuscata, 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. Formerly considered to include S. infuscata as a race, but vocal differences indicate that latter merits rank of full species. Monotypic.
Distribution: SE Brazil (S Goiás, S Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to N Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay (Canendiyu, Alto Paraná, Itapúa) and NE Argentina (Misiones, Corrientes).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird moving on a bush Locality Theodoro Trail, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 10 September 2005 8 years ago 5 sec 3.7
Poor views of a bird moving in vegetation. Locality Intervales State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 30 June 2004 8 years ago 13 sec 2.5
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Locality Itanhaém, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 11 May 2013 2 years ago 4.5
Individual adult male.
Locality Bragança Paulista, São Paulo State, Brazil
Bruno Salaroli 31 January 2012 3 years ago 4.2
Bird in the hand
Joe Tobias 1 January 1991 1 year ago 3.8
A bird among the branches.
Locality Karadya Bio-Reserve, Misiones Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Carmelo López 26 November 2011 3 years ago 3.4
bird near us after playback.
Locality São Paulo Botanical Garden, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 28 October 2014 44 weeks ago 3.3
on a bush
Locality Guainumbi Reserve, Serra do Mar State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
oleicfrisbee 3 years ago 3.2
Couple. Locality Viçosa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Noé Eiterer 26 May 2013 2 years ago 4.5
alarm calls of one individual Locality Garabí, Corrientes Province, Argentina
Kini Roesler 5 May 2009 5 years ago 4
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Male singing near a stream in the forest after playback. Locality Quilombo Valley, Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 28 October 2013 1 year ago 0
A couple call and singing in the forest. Locality Cantareira State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 19 January 2013 2 years ago 0
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Bird singing in the Atlantic rainforest. Locality Santo Antonio do Pinhal, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 25 August 2006 2 years ago 0
Bird singing in the Atlantic rainforest after playback. Locality São Paulo Botanical Garden, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 11 August 2012 3 years ago 0