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Rayadito, Thorn-tailed
 
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Scientific Name:
Aphrastura spinicauda
Location(s):
Argentina, Chile, Global, South America Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'common' (Stotz et al. (1996). ...
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Wikipedia
The Thorn-tailed Rayadito is approximately 14 centimetres (5.5 in) in length including the tail, and an average adult weighs around 11 grams (0.39 oz), with males being around 10 percent heavier than females.[ 4] The most distinctive feature of a bird frequently compared to a tit[ 5] is the long “thorn”-tail with twelve spiny retrices, which gradually develops in juveniles as they mature.[ 5] This thorn-tail is believed to be used, not to aid in climbing trees as in other funariids like the tit-spinetails, but to attract the opposite sex during courtship.[ 4] ...
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