Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Yellow-chinned Spinetail (Certhiaxis cinnamomeus) - HBW 8, p. 299

French: Synallaxe à gorge jaune German: Gelbkinn-Riedschlüpfer Spanish: Curutié Colorado
Other common names: Yellow-throated Spinetail

Taxonomy: Certhia cinnamomea J. F. Gmelin, 1788, no locality = Cayenne.
Some authors include Cranioleuca in present genus because of general morphological similarities, but most treat them as separate genera because of differences in nest structure. Birds from NE Colombia (N Arauca) assumed to belong to race marabinus, and those from W part of R Amazon (E to R Negro) tentatively placed with pallidus; further study needed. Proposed race albescentior, described from Carabobo, in N Venezuela, is a synonym of valencianus. Eight subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • fuscifrons (Madarász, 1913) - N Colombia (R Atrato E to base of Santa Marta Mts, also lower Cauca Valley and most of Magdalena Valley).
  • marabinus Phelps, Sr. & Phelps, Jr., 1946 - NW Venezuela (Zulia W of L Maracaibo, and W Trujillo, W Mérida and NW Táchira) and NE Colombia (N Arauca).
  • valencianus J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr., 1944 - WC Venezuela (Lara, Portuguesa and Barinas E to Aragua and Guárico).

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  • fuscifrons (Madarász, 1913) - N Colombia (R Atrato E to base of Santa Marta Mts, also lower Cauca Valley and most of Magdalena Valley).
  • marabinus Phelps, Sr. & Phelps, Jr., 1946 - NW Venezuela (Zulia W of L Maracaibo, and W Trujillo, W Mérida and NW Táchira) and NE Colombia (N Arauca).
  • valencianus J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr., 1944 - WC Venezuela (Lara, Portuguesa and Barinas E to Aragua and Guárico).
  • orenocensis J. T. Zimmer, 1935 - lower Orinoco Valley in Venezuela (S Apure, SE Guárico, N Amazonas, and N Bolívar E to S Sucre and Delta Amacuro).
  • cinnamomeus (J. F. Gmelin, 1788) - Trinidad, NE Venezuela (N Sucre, N Anzoátegui), the Guianas and NE Brazil (Pará E to N Maranhão).
  • pallidus J. T. Zimmer, 1935 - extreme SE Colombia (SE Amazonas) and W & C Amazonian Brazil (E, including lower R Negro and lower R Purús, to lower R Tocantins).
  • cearensis (Cory, 1916) - E Brazil (S Maranhão, Ceará, Piauí, Pernambuco, N Bahia).
  • russeolus (Vieillot, 1817) - E Bolivia (S from Pando), S Brazil (C Mato Grosso E to S Bahia, and S to Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay, N Argentina (S to Salta, NE Córdoba and N Buenos Aires) and Uruguay.