Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Chotoy Spinetail - Schoeniophylax phryganophilus

Order: Passeriformes (Suboscines) - Family: Furnaridae Status: Occasional. Habitat: Bushland

All records since January 2014
Chotoy/Chotoy Spinetail8 10 13 © Naty Mufato
Yellow chin. Black throat flanked white. Cinnamon pectoral area.
Chotoy/Chotoy Spinetail6 2012 © Pablo Mosto
Long tail. Rufous crown and shoulders. Back streaked black
Chotoy/Chotoy Spinetail7 10 06 © Roberto Ares
Chotoy/Chotoy Spinetail9 10 11 © Claudia Furman
10-2011 © Roberto Ares
A species rarely seen at Costanera. This year the chotoy visited us and stayed to breed. The nest was very well camouflaged among the branches of an Acacia caven and covered with climbing plants on top. This "I want to be invisible" behaviour did not let us see much. Its brownish color and its distracting behaviour to go into or out of the nest made the follow up even more difficult. We did not see it leave and, all of a sudden, in it went. The movement of its long tail let us spot it. Some jumps from one branch to another and it got lost in the denseness. It moved so quickly that the video was slowed down to a quarter of the velocity and the bird encircled to be easily visualized. How many chicks? We do not know, but it made several trips to get food. 12 - 2011 Video © Roberto Ares - Text: Cora Rimoldi>
© Roberto Ares Today we met the Chotoy Spinetail again. The sound announced its presence and we stayed to watch it. But there were two different voices, one sounded like that of the adult. Is the other one another voice between adults or a juvenile's voice? Almost a month ago food was taken to the nest to feed the chicks. CR
More photographic records since 2013
Previous registers
Chotoy/Chotoy Spinetail8 10 13 © Naty Mufato Chotoy/Chotoy Spinetail25 12 12 © Pablo Mosto
Chotoy/Chotoy Spinetail21 6 12 © Pablo Mosto Chotoy/Chotoy Spinetail20 5 12 © Pablo Mosto
Chotoy/Chotoy Spinetail18 2 12 © Pablo Mosto Chotoy/Chotoy Spinetail9 10 11 © Claudia Furman
Chotoy/Chotoy Spinetail7 10 06 © Roberto Ares chotoy AE 10 0210 2002 © Alec Earnshaw