Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae (Ovenbirds)  
Genus: Xenops (3 species, 3 worldwide)



Plain Xenops
Plain Xenops (Xenops minutus)
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A small bird usually found at lower altitudes. Note upturned bill. Small and fast moving along trunks and dry branches.
Back view.

Streaked Xenops
Streaked Xenops (Xenops rutilans heterurus)
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A small bird found at higher altitudes than Plain Xenops in most parts of its range, but at low altitudes in Ecuador and Brazil. Small and fast moving along trunks and dry branches, chiseling for insects in decaying wood.

Slender-billed Xenops
Slender-billed Xenops (Xenops tenuirostris acutirostris)
Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Hector Bottai     Copyright and usage info



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