Birds of Colombia

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

Flammulated Treehunter
Flammulated Treehunter (Thripadectes flammulatus flammulatus)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  

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

Striped Treehunter
Striped Treehunter (Thripadectes holostictus holostictus)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia  

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  

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 thick brush close to the ground.

Streak-capped Treehunter
Streak-capped Treehunter (Thripadectes virgaticeps sclateri)
Cali, Colombia  

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

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