Another new member on the birdlist and the second ovenbird photographed so far.
The McConnell's Spinetail (Synallaxis macconnelli) is, just like the Plain-crowned Spinetail, a secretive bird. One that is difficult to spot out in the open. August 12, 2016 was my lucky day as I was finally able to capture this bird with my camera.
This McConnell's Spinetail was first heard before seen near the River Cabins. It was during the morning when it was still misty, while I was trying to look for some antwrens I suddenly heard this voice I couldn't identify. After seeing some movement in the dense vegetation I decided to wait patiently, hoping this 'subject' will reveal itself sooner or later. And it did.
McConnell's Spinetails have a length of 16 cm, same length like the Silver-beaked Tanager. They feel at home between the dense vegetation, hopping around inside the undergrowth of the forest edge.
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