Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail
(Leptasthenura aegithaloides)

Chilean name: Tijeral
Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail, P. N. La Campana, near Santiago, Chile, November 2005 - click for larger image P. N. La Campana, near Santiago, Chile
November 2005

The Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail is distributed from southern Peru to southern Argentina east of the Andes and to south central Chile west of the Andes.

It is found in a variety of habitats depending a bit on the geographical location of each of the four sub-species. The nominate sub-species, shown here, is found in forest, forest edge and scrubby habitats.

It is very long-tailed and has a stubby bill. The face is streaked with a pale supercilium and a streaky rufous crown. The back is brown and without streaks as the name implies.

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