Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Curve-billed Reedhaunter (Limnornis curvirostris)


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

Limnornis curvirostris


, 1839,

Maldonado, Uruguay




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


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


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


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



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 (2020). 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 on 17 February 2020).