Brazilian name: Grimpeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Araucaria Tit-Spinetail is distributed in the south-east of Brazil from the south of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro states to the north of Rio Grande do Sul and north-east Argentina.
|<||It is only found on Araucaria
pines Araucaria angustifolia aka Monkey Puzzle trees. It
forages on these looking for insects and spiders and is often
seen hanging acrobatically as it searches the pine needles.
It has a relatively long tail and a relatively long and decurved bill. It has a short crest coloured black with white streaks as is the face. Upperparts are reddish-brown while below the throat and upper breast are whitish with black streaks and the belly is tawny-buff.
There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information is available via Avibase.
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