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Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Russet-bellied Spinetail (Synallaxis zimmeri) - HBW 8, p. 289

French: Synallaxe de Zimmer German: Rostbauch-Dickichtschlüpfer Spanish: Pijuí de Ancash

Taxonomy: Synallaxis zimmeri Koepcke, 1957, near Colcabamba, Casma, Ancash, 2800 m, western Andes of central Peru.
Distinctive, with no obvious close relatives. Some authors have suggested that it merits placement in a separate genus; song and nest, however, are similar to those of many congeners. Monotypic.

Distribution: W slope of W Peruvian Andes in W La Libertad and Ancash (Cordillera Negra).