Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Firewood-gatherer (Anumbius annumbi)


Taxonomy

French: Annumbi fagoteur German: Weißkehl-Bündelnister Spanish: Leñatero
Taxonomy:

Furnarius annumbi

Vieillot

, 1817,

Paraguay

.

Genetic data#R#R indicate sister relationship with Coryphistera. Proposed race machrisi (Goiás) not reliably separable. Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Brazil (Goiás and Minas Gerais S to Rio Grande do Sul), C & E Paraguay, N & E Argentina (Formosa and Misiones S to Río Negro) and Uruguay.

Descriptive notes

18–20 cm; 27–45 g. Unusual furnariid with striped back and long, “spiny” tail. Has conspicuous broad whitish supercilium; postocular stripe medium brownish, rest... read more

Voice

Song, often given as duet, described as a fast, rough, bubbly, accelerating, descending series of... read more

Habitat

Low, seasonally wet grassland, pastures/agricultural land, second-growth scrub; acacia savanna,... read more

Food and feeding

Recorded dietary items are Coleoptera (Aphodius and Curculionidae), Hemiptera, Diptera larvae, and seeds. Usually in pairs, and... read more

Breeding

Season during austral spring-summer; eggs in Sept–Feb and nestlings in Sept–Jan in Argentina; double-brooded. Presumably... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to locally common. Occurs in a number of protected areas, including Itatiaia, Aparados da Serra and Serra da Canastra... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). Firewood-gatherer (Anumbius annumbi). 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/56518 on 14 December 2019).