Chilean name: Tijeral
|P. N. La Campana, near Santiago, Chile
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.