Birds of Colombia

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


Pacific Hornero
Pacific Hornero (Furnarius cinnamomeus)
Mindo, Ecuador  
   


Pale-legged Hornero
Pale-legged Hornero (Furnarius leucopus tricolor)
Puerto NariƱo, Amazonas, Colombia  
   

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).
   

With worm.

Lesser Hornero
Lesser Hornero (Furnarius minor)
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia
  Found in Amazon big river ecosystem.
   

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)
Peru  
   
Photograph by David Ascanio - www.abtbirds.com   © All Rights Reserved.

Rare and local along big rivers in the Amazon.


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