Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Vulnerable

Orinoco Softtail (Thripophaga cherriei)


Taxonomy

French: Synallaxe de l’Orénoque German: Strichelkehlcanastero Spanish: Colasuave del Orinoco
Taxonomy:

Thripophaga cherriei

Berlepsch and E. J. O. Hartert

, 1902,

Río Capuana, Río Orinoco, Amazonas, Venezuela

.

Probably closest to T. amacurensis and T. macroura (which see). Monotypic.

Distribution:

SC Venezuela along Caño Capuana, Caño Guacharaca, Caño Grulla and nearby R Orinoco (NW Amazonas)#R.

Descriptive notes

15·5–17·5 cm. Has indistinct buff supercilium, rest of face brownish with pale buff streaks; forehead brown with short buff shaft streaks, crown medium brown, back... read more

Voice

Song a series of c. 30–40 staccato notes, beginning slowly, accelerating in pace to a... read more

Habitat

Dense understorey along streams and in adjacent várzea forest, at 120 m.

Food and feeding

No information.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Orinoco-Negro White-sand Forests EBA. Fairly common at its two known sites, Caño Capuana and Caño Grulla (right... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Orinoco Softtail (Thripophaga cherriei). 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/56485 on 7 December 2019).