Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Curve-billed Reedhaunter (Limnornis curvirostris)


Taxonomy

French: Fournier à bec courbe German: Braunrücken-Riedschlüpfer Spanish: Pajonalera piquicurva
Taxonomy:

Limnornis curvirostris

Gould

, 1839,

Maldonado, Uruguay

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Extreme SE Brazil (coastal Rio Grande do Sul), S Uruguay and extreme E Argentina (Entre Ríos, NE Buenos Aires).

Descriptive notes

15–17 cm; 27–30 g. Rather plainly coloured, long-billed furnariid; remarkably similar to some Old World sylviid warblers of genus Acrocephalus. Has... read more

Voice

A fast series of harsh notes that ascend and then descend in pitch, fading towards end; call a... read more

Habitat

Freshwater marshes; extensive reedbeds in freshwater marshes and coastal lagoons, locally brackish... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods; recorded items are ants, grasshoppers (Acrididae), and Coleoptera (including Chrysomelidae) and their larvae. Usually solitary... read more

Breeding

Season presumably during austral spring-summer. Presumably monogamous. Nest a globular ball c. 22 cm in diameter, made from woven grasses,... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Apparently uncommon; status poorly known. Occurs in Aparados da Serra National Park, in Brazil, and Costanera Sur, Ingeniero Otamendi, and Ribera... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2018). Curve-billed Reedhaunter (Limnornis curvirostris). 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/56397 on 21 November 2018).