Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Near Threatened

Straight-billed Reedhaunter (Limnoctites rectirostris)


Taxonomy

French: Synallaxe à bec droit German: Grauscheitel-Riedschlüpfer Spanish: Pajonalera piquirrecta
Taxonomy:

Limnornis rectirostris

Gould

, 1839,

Maldonado, Uruguay

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Previously placed by some authors in genus Limnornis, but genetic and other data#R#R show the two genera to be not closely related. Recent molecular study#R found present species to be sister to Cranioleuca sulphurifera (see below). Monotypic.

Distribution:

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

Descriptive notes

16–17 cm; 16–21 g. Has whitish supercilium, greyish face; dark grey crown, brownish-grey back and rump, rufous wings and tail; tail graduated, protruding bare... read more

Voice

High-pitched broken trill of “pee” or “ti” notes, all on same pitch,... read more

Habitat

Freshwater marshes and other wet areas dominated by the spiny apiaceous herb “caraguat... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods; Coleoptera, Hemiptera and Hymenoptera recorded as taken. Usually solitary. Gleans food items from marsh vegetation.

Breeding

Season presumably during austral spring-summer; eggs recorded in Nov and nestlings in Nov and Jan. Monogamous. Nest an oval-shaped... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Fairly common but very local. Fairly common in Aparados da Serra National Park, in Brazil; Ingeniero Otamendi... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr & Bonan, A. (2019). Straight-billed Reedhaunter (Limnoctites rectirostris). 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/56398 on 19 August 2019).