A white-whiskered spine tail
A stunning bird with vivid colors and a striking black face with powerful white “whiskers”!
A member of the Furnariidae family, the white-whiskered spine tail (Synallaxis candei) is a bird.
This 6.5-inch-long bird has a black neck with a broad horizontal band like a mustache, gray brown cheeks, and a gray brown head.
The color of the back and tail is chestnut.
The belly is snow-white, while the chest is black.
The name of this bird was inspired by South American explorer Admiral Antoine Marie Ferdinand de Maussion de Candé.
Only Colombia and Venezuela are home to the white-whiskered spine tail.
The cuji tree (Prosopis juliflora), cactus, euphoria, and/or the borders of watercourses and reservoirs in lowland areas below 300 m in elevation are among the xerophytic plants that these birds favor dry environments with.
In order to find insects and other arthropods, the white-whiskered spine tail “hops” and forages on the ground.
The breeding season for these birds, which are assumed to be monogamous, runs from October through January.
They fashion a spherical nest with a lateral entrance leading into a central chamber covered in green leaves out of thorny twigs, sticks, and bark.
The nest is often constructed 1 to 5 meters above ground in prickly bush.
Three to four eggs are placed there, and then there is not much information on incubation, etc.
This species, which has a large breeding region, is thought to be rather common, with a stable population and no severe threats.