Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)


Striated Softtail (Thripophaga macroura)


French: Synallaxe rayé German: Strichelbauchcanastero Spanish: Colasuave estriado

Anabates macrourus


, 1821,

Rio Catolé, Bahia, Brazil


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


Coastal SE Brazil from S Bahia S to N Rio de Janeiro.

Descriptive notes

17–18 cm. Small furnariid with shape like Cranioleuca but patterned more like Asthenes. Has indistinct buff supercilium, pale lores, rest of face... read more


Song 1–2 well-spaced notes followed by burst of trilled notes, lasts c. 1·5 seconds; also... read more


Tropical lowland evergreen forest, ranging, at least, into degraded forest patches; favours areas... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods; recorded items include Orthoptera. Forages singly, in pairs, or in small groups (possibly family parties) of 3–5... read more


Active nests found in Sept–Oct and Dec–Jan. Presumably monogamous. Nest a ball-shaped mass, c. 25–30 cm in diameter and... read more



Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Rare to locally fairly common; possibly overlooked. Fairly common in Sooretama Biological... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr, de Juana, E. & Sharpe, C.J. (2020). Striated Softtail (Thripophaga macroura). 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 28 January 2020).