Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Crested Hornero (Furnarius cristatus)


Taxonomy

French: Fournier huppé German: Haubentöpfer Spanish: Hornero copetón
Taxonomy:

Furnarius cristatus

Burmeister

, 1888,

Sierra de Córdoba, Argentina

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Most likely sister to F. rufus (which see). Monotypic.

Distribution:

Extreme SE Bolivia (SE Chuquisaca, E Tarija) and W Paraguay S to C Argentina (S to N San Luis, N Córdoba, C Santa Fe, NW Entre Ríos).

Descriptive notes

14–15 cm; 26–29 g. Small ovenbird with distinctive crest, bill shorter than that of congeners. Adult has inconspicuous pale supercilium, whitish loral area, and... read more

Voice

Song an explosive staccato burst of loud, piercing whistled notes tailing off towards end, c. 4... read more

Habitat

Arid lowland scrub; Chaco scrub and arid woodland, particularly around houses and clearings; to... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Solitary or in pairs. Gleans items from ground.

Breeding

Breeds during austral spring and summer; eggs in Nov in Argentina. Presumably monogamous. Nest a hardened “adobe oven” c. 20 cm... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout range. Occurs in Chancani Natural Reserve, in Argentina. Benefits from modest anthropogenic habitat modification.

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2018). Crested Hornero (Furnarius cristatus). 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/56395 on 17 December 2018).