[order] Passeriformes | [family] Furnariidae | [latin] Synallaxis rutilans | [UK] Ruddy Spinetail | [FR] Synallaxe ardent | [DE] Schwarzkehl-Dickichtschlupfer | [ES] Pijui Rojizo | [IT] Codaspinosa rosso | [NL] Rode Stekelstaart
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Crown and mantle olive brown, wings and tail black. Forehead and sides of head rufous chestnut. Black throat patch and abdomen olive grey. The sexes ae alike and the bill is black.
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Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and the Guianas. In Suriname common in the sand ridge forests of the coastal plane and the interior.
Prefers subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests or undergrowth of tropical forest in or nearby treefall gaps.
Nest is a globe shaped mass made of sticks with a sideways entrance. Clutch size is 3-4 eggs. No further data.
Diet consists of a variety of larger insects like spiders, caterpillars, cicades and anthropods. Usually hunts in pairs, gleaning the insects 1-2 meter above ground from dense foliage.
This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 5,900,000 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.
Sedentary throughout range.