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Espinero Chico

Phacellodomus sibilatrix

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Identification

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The smallest thornbird. Plumage dull brown, tinged with cinnamon. Note the small cinnamon forehead patch and outer tail feathers. Found in light woodland and scrub, where it builds a large thorn nest. The song is a series of sharp, slightly descending “cheep” notes.

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