Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Rusty-headed Spinetail (Synallaxis fuscorufa) - HBW 8, p. 281

French: Synallaxe des Santa Marta German: Rotkopf-Dickichtschlüpfer Spanish: Pijuí de Santa Marta
Other common names: Santa Marta Spinetail

Taxonomy: Synallaxis fusco-rufa P. L. Sclater, 1882, San Sebastián, 7000 feet [c. 2130 m], Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia.
Forms a superspecies with S. unirufa and S. castanea; all three have sometimes been considered conspecific, but substantial vocal differences documented and reciprocal playback trials reveal pronounced vocal discrimination. Monotypic.

Distribution: Santa Marta Mts of N Colombia.