French: Fournier roux German: Rosttöpfer Spanish: Hornero común
J. F. Gmelin
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Subspecies and Distribution
F. r. commersoni
Pelzeln, 1868 – C & E Bolivia (La Paz and Beni S to Tarija and Santa Cruz), SW Brazil (Mato Grosso) and NW Argentina (N Salta, SE Jujuy).
F. r. paraguayae
Cherrie & Reichenberger, 1921 – Paraguay and N Argentina (Formosa S to La Rioja, N Santiago del Estero and N Santa Fe).
F. r. albogularis
(Spix, 1824) – E & SE Brazil (Tocantins, S Ceará, Alagoas and Bahia S to Goiás, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro).
F. r. rufus
(J. F. Gmelin, 1788) – SE Brazil (Paraná S to Rio Grande do Sul), Uruguay and C & E Argentina (from S Santiago del Estero E to Corrientes, S to Neuquén and NE Chubut).
16–23 cm; 31–65 g. Large ovenbird with medium-length, nearly straight bill. Has poorly defined light rufous supercilium, loral area and malar area, slightly... read more
Song a long, rhythmic, raucous burst of loud, sharp “kweep!” notes, trails off towards... read more
Second-growth scrub, pastures and agricultural land; a variety of open habitats, particularly... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods and other invertebrates; also some seeds. Reported dietary items are Coleoptera (of families Curculionidae, Chrysomelidae,... read more
Season largely during austral spring-summer; eggs in Sept–Dec and nestlings in Oct to mid-Jan in Argentina; nestlings in Oct–... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to abundant throughout range in suitable habitats, i.e. human-disturbed areas. Benefits from moderate anthropogenic habitat alteration; has... read more
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