Order Passeriformes

Family Furnariidae

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  • Small to medium-sized birds, most with short, rounded wings, often strong legs and feet, often long tail with minor to major strengthening of feather shafts; plumage mostly some shade of brown, ranging from greyish or blackish to olivaceous or reddish.
  • Neotropical Region.
  • All habitats.
  • 10-26 cm.
  • 56 genera, 241 species, 593 taxa.
  • 29 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2017). Ovenbirds (Furnariidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52289 on 27 March 2017).