White-whiskered Spinetail (Synallaxis candei) - HBW 8, p. 286
French: Synallaxe à moustaches
Spanish: Pijuí Barbiblanco
Other common names: Cande’s Spinetail
Taxonomy: Synnalaxis [sic] Candei d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1838, Cartagena, Colombia.
Often placed with S. scutata and S. kollari in a separate genus Poecilurus, but no diagnosable differences from current genus. Forms a superspecies with second of those species, possibly also including the first, but that differs substantially in colour pattern and tail structure. Distributional boundaries of races require confirmation. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- venezuelensis Cory, 1913 - extreme N Colombia (Guajira Peninsula, S to César) and NW Venezuela (Zulia E to E Falcón and Lara).
- candei d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1838 - N Colombia (N Sucre E to W Magdalena).
- atrigularis (Todd, 1917) - N Colombia (middle Magdalena Valley of S Bolívar).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird preening on a dead stem. Locality La Guajira Department, Colombia (ssp venezuelensis)
Keith Blomerley 12 November 2012 22 weeks ago 17 sec 4
moving through dead vegetation Locality Flamingos Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, La Guajira Department, Colombia (ssp venezuelensis)
Martin Kennewell 15 May 2012 47 weeks ago 22 sec 3.8
foraging on ground Locality Flamingos Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, La Guajira Department, Colombia (ssp venezuelensis)
Martin Kennewell 14 May 2012 48 weeks ago 38 sec 3.6
A bird perched and turning around Locality Flamingos Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, La Guajira Department, Colombia (ssp venezuelensis)
Luis Eduardo Urueña 31 January 2008 5 years ago 14 sec 3.5
This male was close to his nest.
Locality Mecocal, Zulia State, Venezuela
kperezleon 5 April 2009 4 years ago 4
A bird perched in scrub.
Locality Santa Marta, Magdalena Department, Colombia (ssp venezuelensis)
Ken Havard 2 January 2012 1 year ago 3.9
Lateral view of bird among branches
Locality Falcón State, Venezuela (ssp venezuelensis)
Mikko Pyhälä 23 May 2010 3 years ago 3.3
Fotografía tomada en el santuario de fauna y flora los flamencos
Locality Flamingos Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, La Guajira Department, Colombia
ANDERSON ROSADO GOMEZ 7 May 2012 33 weeks ago 3
In a shady area
Locality Camarones, Riohacha, La Guajira Department, Colombia
Guy Poisson 30 July 2012 40 weeks ago 2.7