Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae (Ovenbirds)  
Genus: Cranioleuca (7 species, 19 worldwide)


Ash-browed Spinetail
Ash-browed Spinetail (Cranioleuca curtata) Vulnerable
Huila, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Found at mid-range altitudes, sometimes with mixed flocks. Not skulking like most spinetails. Seems to adapt to degraded forest, so perhaps should not be listed as Vulnerable.
Alt photo.

Red-faced Spinetail
Red-faced Spinetail (Cranioleuca erythrops)
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Less skulking than many species of spinetail; almost like a woodcreeper.

Speckled Spinetail
Speckled Spinetail (Cranioleuca gutturata)
 
   
Photograph by Joao Quental     Copyright and usage info

Found at mid-level to the canopy of mature forests including varzea.

Streak-capped Spinetail
Streak-capped Spinetail (Cranioleuca hellmayri) ENDEMIC
Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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Crested Spinetail
Crested Spinetail (Cranioleuca subcristata subcristata)
Las Mercedes, Caracas, Venezuela  
   
Photograph by David Southall   © All Rights Reserved.



Parker's Spinetail
Parker's Spinetail (Cranioleuca vulpecula)
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Found in tall grass on river islands in large rivers in the Amazon, often with the White-bellied Spinetail. Note dark sides compared to Red-and-white Spinetail
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Rusty-backed Spinetail
Rusty-backed Spinetail (Cranioleuca vulpina vulpina)
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.



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