Plain-crowned Spinetail Synallaxis gujanensis


The Plain-crowned Spinetail is a widespread furnariid of northern South America. Found in the Guianas and much of Amazonia, the species is distributed locally in varzea undergrowth and river island forest below 1200 meters in elevation. It is brown above with a pale buff superciliary, rufous wings and tail, and white underparts with tan-buff flanks. Plain-crowned Spinetail is difficult to see due to its skulking nature, and is best detected by listening to its sharp, two part call given as a contact call between members of pairs.

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

Recommended Citation

Plain-crowned Spinetail (Synallaxis gujanensis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: