Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae (Ovenbirds)  
Genus: Phacellodomus (1 species, 10 worldwide)

Genus Phacellodomus, Thornbirds, are small brown birds similar to spinetails that are found in open country outside of the forest. Thornbirds generally build large nests out of sticks, and sometimes nest in groups. Male and female are usually similar.

Plain Thornbird
Plain Thornbird (Phacellodomus inornatus castilloi)
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Recently split from Brazilian population.

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