Bay-capped Wren-Spinetail Spartonoica maluroides

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Furnariidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Paulo E. Llambías

Bay-capped Wren-Spinetail is a unique little furnariid bearing some resemblence to the tit-spinetails (Leptasthenura). It has a rufous forecrown, streaked back, unmarked pale underparts, a rather long bill, and sharply pointed rectrices. It occurs in marshes and wet grasslands, where it gleans arthropods from vegetation. The song is an insect-like trill.


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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Llambías, P. E. (2013). Bay-capped Wren-Spinetail (Spartonoica maluroides), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.