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Thripophaga
984 Thripophaga macroura CA
Striated Softtail (Thripophaga macroura)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Furnariidae
Genus Thripophaga

Thripophaga or softtails, is a genus of ovenbirds in the Furnariidae family, which are related to thistletail. They are found in wooded and shrubby habitats, sometimes near water, in South America.

Species[]

The plain softtail and russet-mantled softtail are generally placed here, but these are somewhat aberrant and appear closer to the thornbirds of the genus Phacellodomus. Additionally, a possibly undescribed species exists in Venezuela.

Delta Amacuro Softtail (Hilty et al., 2013) (Thripophaga amacurensis)
Russet-mantled Softtail (Hellmayr, 1905) (Thripophaga berlepschi)
Orinoco Softtail (Berlepsch & Hartert, 1902) (Thripophaga cherriei)
Plain Softtail (Sclater, 1889) (Thripophaga fusciceps)
Striated Softtail (Wied, 1821) (Thripophaga macroura)
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