The red-faced spinetail (Cranioleuca erythrops) is a species of bird in the Furnariidae family. It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

The red-faced spinetail measures 15 cm (5.9 in) long. The bird is named for its distinctive rufous cheeks and crown. The wings are also rufous. The back and nape are dark olive-brown, while the rest of the underparts are light olive-brown.

This species often associates with mixed-species flocks.

The red-faced spinetail places bits of grass and other material loosely streaming both above and below the nest chamber to break the shape of the nest and to cause it to resemble random debris without any underlying structure. This is considered as a case of protection of its nest from predators by camouflage or "masquerade".
Red-faced Spinetail
Date Location Count
2020-07-22 09:00San Miguel to Virgen del Socorro road2
2020-08-03 05:31San Gerardo Biological Station (Monteverde)2
2020-08-03 05:35Camino a la estación San Gerardo.3
2020-08-04 05:23Reserva Santa Elena--Main entrance area1
2020-07-29 05:36Reserva Santa Elena2
2020-07-30 13:40Bajos del Toro2
2020-07-16 08:57Bajos del Toro--El Silencio Lodge2
2020-07-12 10:47Road to TV Towers1
2020-07-13 14:40Estación Biológica Monteverde2
2020-08-05 11:49Monteverde--Cloud Forest Reserve3
2020-07-23 07:33Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve--Entrance2
2020-08-07 05:45Refugio de Vida Silvestre Cerro Dantas--Camino de entrada2
2020-08-07 06:23Monserrat de Coronado4
2020-07-30 09:00Bajo La Paz, San Ramón3
2020-07-25 06:08Rancho Naturalista--Cerro El Silencio3
2020-08-02 08:41Hotel Quelitales1
2020-07-10 06:05Muñeco7
2020-08-06 07:24PN Tapanti--Sector Tapanti4
2020-08-01 15:18RF Río Macho, Cartago--camino ICE3
2020-07-12 07:29Reserva Robles Mimosos Ecolodge7
2020-07-11 14:20San Gerardo de Dota1
2020-07-19 07:10Cloudbridge Nature Reserve1
2020-07-12 06:00La Chuma2
2020-07-15 05:41Altos del Maria--Elevación 900-1100 msnm2
2020-07-24 08:00Pipeline Trail2
2020-07-13 07:52RN Selva de Ventanas1
2020-08-05 10:15Reserva Natural Los Magnolios Finca La Florida1
2020-07-31 07:13Arrierito Antioqueño ProAves Reserve1
2020-07-31 06:12Las Tangaras ProAves Reserve2
2020-07-13 06:38Jardín Botánico de Támesis3
2020-07-10 07:25El Sutú--Camino Costa Rica2
2020-07-16 06:49Cascadas de Rio Verde2
2020-08-01 10:40Sendero Organico1
2020-07-12 06:30Finca Loma Linda1
2020-07-19 11:28Finca Debusale1
2020-07-19 16:09Finca Miramanga--Casa Tángara (histórico)1
2020-08-07 05:51Finca Ronda Gyrola4
2020-07-20 07:00Alto Anchicayá - El Descanso (Doña Dora)2
2020-07-19 09:00Bosque de Niebla Km. 181
2020-07-19 06:20Carreterra Buenaventura--Km 48-603
2020-07-11 10:51PNN Farallones de Cali--Rio Felidia1
2020-07-11 06:00Pichindé (corregimiento)1
2020-07-13 06:30RN La Planada2
2020-07-25 07:21Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary2
2020-08-01 07:04Maquipucuna--road7
2020-07-11 06:30Road between Santa Lucia and Maquipucuna6
2020-08-07 06:21Santa Lucia Lodge2
2020-07-30 12:56Milpe Bird Sanctuary1
2020-07-17 17:04San Miguel de Los Bancos--Mirador Rio Blanco2
2020-07-22 16:34Balcón Tumpiki2
2020-07-28 10:31Kapari Natural Lodge2
2020-07-30 13:55Reserva Las Gralarias2
2020-07-20 06:00Sachatamia Lodge2
2020-07-18 15:30San Tadeo Birdwatching (Feeders)1
2020-07-29 05:52Mindo--Vía a Cunuco2
2020-07-30 11:37Punto Ornitológico Mindo1
2020-07-27 06:00Mindo--Vía a las cascadas (Waterfall trail)1
2020-08-07 06:37Hotel Tinalandia1
2020-07-09 06:18Recinto Chilicay2
2020-07-11 16:27Rancho Alemán1