ChotoySpinetail

July 18, 2017 – Chotoy Spinetail (Schoeniophylax phryganophilus)

These ovenbirds are found in scrub and open areas of central and eastern South America. They eat arthropods, especially beetles, picking prey from vegetation, alone or in pairs. Breeding from around late September to January, they build ball-shaped nests from thorny sticks in bushes and trees.

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