Araucaria Tit-Spinetail Leptasthenura setaria


Endemic to the Atlantic Forest of southeast Brazil and extreme northeast Argentina, where its distribution is tied to that of Araucaria angustifolia trees (sometimes being found in quite small patches), the Araucaria Tit-Spinetail can be difficult to observe well as it rarely ventures far from cover. Seen well, however, it is a distinctive bird. The upperparts are largely russet-brown, and the underparts are buffy-brown, while the head is densely streaked with black; there is a pale supercilium, and the face and breast are also streaked blackish. The Araucaria Tit-Spinetail is considered as Near Threatened, as it is suspected to be declining moderately rapidly through the loss of its highly specialised habitats.

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Recommended Citation

Araucaria Tit-Spinetail (Leptasthenura setaria), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: