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Ruddy spinetail (Synallaxis rutilans) RN Allpahuayo Mishana, Loreto, Peru. Nov 22, 2022 Geotagged,Peru,Ruddy spinetail,Spring,Synallaxis rutilans Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Ruddy spinetail (Synallaxis rutilans)

RN Allpahuayo Mishana, Loreto, Peru. Nov 22, 2022

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  1. Interesting tail feathers! I realize it's called 'spinetail', but is the tail supposed to be quite that spiny? Posted 5 days ago
    1. Haha no I think either something tried to take a bite out of it and only ended up with a mouthful of feathers, or it was a strange moult or something, but that's not how the tail should look!
      You can check out the photos of the other Synallaxis species to get an idea.
      Posted 5 days ago
      1. Okay, that makes sense. I was wondering what the point was of having tail feathers when they look like that, lol. ;P Posted 4 days ago
        1. Haha indeed!
          Closest I can think of in terms of naturally ocurring tails would be the Australian Emuwrens
          (https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/souemu1/cur/introduction)
          or Des Murs's Wiretail
          (https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/demwir1/cur/introduction)
          Posted 4 days ago
          1. Oh wow! Cool examples. Posted 4 days ago

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The ruddy spinetail is a species of bird in the family Furnariidae. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Jan 21, 2023. Captured Nov 22, 2022 10:28 in 3H6M+FH Varillal, Peru.
  • Canon EOS R6
  • f/8.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO12800
  • 500mm