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Spix's Spinetail Synallaxis spixi

Teresa Pegan
Version: 1.0 — Published July 13, 2012

Priorities for Future Research


Spix's Spinetail is a widely distributed species, and is common throughout much of its range. Nevertheless, relatively little is known this species, beyond some basic information on its nest, and habitat associations.  has not been and widespreadIt seems that this bird has never been studied in detail, beyond simple observations of its behavior and nest. Sick (1993) reported sexual dimorphism in vocalizations, an observation that merits further investigation. Although the structure of the nest is known, there are no detailed studies of its reproductive biology, and so we lack information on the length of the incubation and nestling periods, its reproductive success, and other parameters. There a;sp is no information on such topics as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, population regulation, molts, territoriality and population density for Spix's Spinetail.

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