Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae (Ovenbirds)  
Genus: Furnarius (5 species, 8 worldwide)

Pacific Hornero
Pacific Hornero (Furnarius cinnamomeus)
Mindo, Ecuador  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Pale-legged Hornero
Pale-legged Hornero (Furnarius leucopus tricolor)
Puerto NariƱo, Amazonas, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Usually seen walking on the ground, or close to it. Relatively loud call.
On ground.

Caribbean Hornero
Caribbean Hornero (Furnarius longirostris endoecus)
Puerto Boyaca, Colombia
  Horneros are generally seen on the ground. They make oven-like nests in trees out of clay (hornero translates more or less to oven-maker).
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

With worm.

Lesser Hornero
Lesser Hornero (Furnarius minor)
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia
  Found in Amazon big river ecosystem.
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The smallest hornero, usually seen in small groups walking on the ground or at a nest. Look for a mud nest on a thick branch 3-6 meters above the ground.
A clay nest.

Bay Hornero
Bay Hornero (Furnarius torridus)
Photograph by David Ascanio -   © All Rights Reserved.

Rare and local along big rivers in the Amazon. Also called Pale-billed Hornero. Virtually identical to the Pale-legged Hornero, but overall a bit darker (especially back and maybe chest), and upper mandible is paler (although Pale-legged seems to have variation in amount of black). HBW writes the Bay Hornero has a faster song (perhaps the Boesman recording shows this).

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