creamy underparts; slightly decurved bill (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Rufous Hornero
Furnarius rufus

Native Range: South America

Notes: a mid-sized furnariid whose oven-like mud nest nicely illustrates the origins of the family's common name: "ovenbirds"; no sexual dimorphism.

dorsal view; brown upperparts except for rufous tail (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

walks (struts) rather than hops (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

lighter-colored throat (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

very light eyebrow stripe (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

still strutting (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

oven-shape nest made of mud (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

bird carrying insect near its nest (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

bird disappearing into its nest (Brazil; 2007-11-09)