Octavio Campos Salles

Araucaria Tit-Spinetail (Leptasthenura setaria)

Few birds exhibit a greater degree of habitat specialization than the Araucaria Tit-Spinetail from South Brazil. They are found exclusively in Araucaria angustifolia, a native pine tree from southern South America. The deforestation of Araucaria groves has greatly reduced the population of these birds, although more recently they have benefited somewhat by commercial plantations.

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