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Spix's Spinetail Synallaxis spixi

Teresa Pegan
Version: 1.0 — Published July 13, 2012

Diet and Foraging

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Little detailed information. Spix's Spinetail forages among leaves for insects (dos Anjos and Bocon 1999.) Usually forages within 5 m of the ground (Goerck 1999), in the lowest levels of bushes and sometimes hopping on the ground (Sick 1993). Occasionally forages higher; one pair was seen more than 10 m up in a palm tree and another was seen flycatching termites high in a tree (Belton 1984).

Foraging Behavior

Recommended Citation

Pegan, T. (2012). Spix's Spinetail (Synallaxis spixi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.spispi1.01