|Streak-capped Spinetail Cranioleuca hellmayri
Colombian name: Chamicero Coronado
Marta Mountains, Magdalena, Colombia
The Streak-capped Spinetail is endemic to the Santa Marta Mountains. See the distribution map at NatureServe. It is found in montane forest and secondary growth usually in mid-storey and the sub-canopy. However, this bird was skulking low in a bush before it flew off to a higher tree.
principal feature is the rufous crown with black streaks. Note also the white stripe behind the
eye, the rufous wings and tail, the pale eye and the yellowish green legs.
One vocalisation is a weak, high-pitched squeaky trill. This particular bird was recorded by Jeremy Minns.
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