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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.


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)