Order Passeriformes

Family Furnariidae

Following the taxonomy applied to HBW Alive, derived from the recently published HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, this family now contains species that were formerly considered to comprise the family Woodcreepers (Dendrocolaptidae). See link for information on this group.
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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.
  • 69 genera, 333 species, 864 taxa.
  • 36 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/52289 on 11 December 2019).