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Rufous Hornero

Furnarius rufus


Measuring 18-20 cm long and weighs 49 grams. The back has entirely reddish brown (hence the specific epithet rufus). Features a smooth brow, formed by feathers clearer in light contrast with the rest of the plumage of the head. Primary remiges (flight feathers on the wings) anegradas, visible in flight with open wings.


One of the most popular birds in the South, Southeast and Center-West regions of Brazil. It is present in non-forested areas, from the south to the states of Goiás Piauí and Alagoas. Recently it has expanded its boundaries to regions where deforestation has occurred in large areas like the southeast of Pará Found in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia.

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Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Lat: -25.48, Long: -49.29

Spotted on Aug 26, 2012
Submitted on Aug 26, 2012

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