McConnells Spinetail (Synallaxis macconnelli)

McConnells Spinetail

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Furnariidae | [latin] Synallaxis macconnelli | [UK] McConnells Spinetail | [FR] Synallaxe de McConnell | [DE] Ostlicher Dunkeldickichtschlupfer | [ES] Pijui de McConnell | [IT] Codaspinosa di McConnell | [NL] Mcconnell-stekelstaart


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Synallaxis macconnelli SA ne, nc Amazonia
Synallaxis macconnelli macconnelli
Synallaxis macconnelli obscurior

Physical charateristics

Forehead, crown, nape and wing-coverts rufous chestnut. Back dark umber, tail dakr maroon, underparts grey with olive sides. On the chin a weak black spot.

Listen to the sound of McConnells Spinetail

[audio: Spinetail.mp3]

Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto

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It is found locally distributed in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. Sandy areas in Suriname in the coastal region.


Tropcial evergreen lowland and montane forest edges, dense undergrowth of seceondary and riverine forest.


Nest is a ball of sticks with a sideways entrance. Found 1-2 meter up in shrub. No further data.

Feeding habits

Virtually unknown, probably gleans anthropods from foliage in understorey at 1-2 meter height.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 310,000 km2. The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘frequent’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
McConnells Spinetail status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

McConnells Spinetail range map


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