Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Vulnerable

Striated Softtail (Thripophaga macroura)


Taxonomy

French: Synallaxe rayé German: Strichelbauchcanastero Spanish: Colasuave estriado
Taxonomy:

Anabates macrourus

Wied

, 1821,

Rio Catolé, Bahia, Brazil

.

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

Distribution:

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

Voice

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

Habitat

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

Breeding

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

Movements

Resident.

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. (2019). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/56484 on 21 August 2019).