Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae (Ovenbirds)  
Genus: Thripadectes (5 species, 7 worldwide)

Flammulated Treehunter
Flammulated Treehunter (Thripadectes flammulatus flammulatus)
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia  
Photograph by Bruno Conjeaud   © All Rights Reserved.

A bit larger and more coarsely streaked than the Striped Treehunter.

Striped Treehunter
Striped Treehunter (Thripadectes holostictus holostictus)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Found in bamboo-laden Andean cloudforest from Venezuela to Bolivia (Athanas). The most widespread treehunter, but not the easiest to see.

Uniform Treehunter
Uniform Treehunter (Thripadectes ignobilis)
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Alt. photo

Black-billed Treehunter
Black-billed Treehunter (Thripadectes melanorhynchus melanorhynchus)
Pantiacolla Ridge, Madre de Dios, Peru  
Photograph by Graham Montgomery   © All Rights Reserved.

Vocal, but rarely pops out of dense vegetation, and is often close to the ground.

Streak-capped Treehunter
Streak-capped Treehunter (Thripadectes virgaticeps sclateri)
Cali, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Generally seen at lower altitude than the Striped or Flammulated Treehunter, from 1500m-2000m, and unstreaked front makes identification easy.

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