Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Streaked Tit-spinetail (Leptasthenura striata) - HBW 8, p. 267

French: Synallaxe strié German: Rostspiegel-Meisenschlüpfer Spanish: Tijeral Listado
Other common names: Streak-backed Tit-spinetail

Taxonomy: Synallaxis striata R. A. Philippi [Krumwiede] and Landbeck, 1863, Cordillera of Arica, “Peru” (= Chile?).
Plumage features suggest close relationship to L. pileata and L. xenothorax. Similarities in plumage to allopatric population of former have led to taxonomic confusion between the two; differences greatest where the two are sympatric, suggesting character displacement. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • superciliaris Hellmayr, 1932 - W Andes of W Peru (Ancash, Lima).
  • albigularis Morrison, 1938 - W Andes in Huancavelica (SW Peru).
  • striata (R. A. Philippi [Krumwiede] & Landbeck, 1863) - Andes of extreme SW Peru (Arequipa S to Tacna) and NW Chile (Tarapacá).

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