The Brown-capped Tit-Spinetail is a small and slender bird. It is plain brown with a buff supercilium. It weighs between 9 and 13 grams and has a length between 15 and 16 cm. It is most seen in pairs or small groups.

Habitat and Distribution

The bird occurs in Argentina and Bolivia.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. The brown-capped tit-spinetail is not migratory.


The brown-capped tit-spinetail feeds on insects, spiders and other arthropods.


The brown-capped tit-spinetail breeds in November-January with eggs laid by February.

Calls and Songs

he brown-capped tit-spinetail's call is a low sounding `pree` repeated at intervals of about 2 seconds.