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.


Plain Thornbird
Plain Thornbird (Phacellodomus inornatus castilloi)
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia  
   

Thornbirds build giant communal stick nests. Recently split from Brazilian population.


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