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 6 years ago 5 sec 3
Poor views of a bird moving in vegetation Locality Intervales State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 30 June 2004 6 years ago 13 sec 2