Created 6-Jan-14
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The Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus) is a medium-sized ovenbird in the family Furnariidae It occurs in eastern South America.

The Rufous Hornero is medium-sized with a square tail and very slightly decurved bill. The plumage is overall reddish brown with a dull brown crown and a whitish throat. Sexes are alike and juvenile birds are slightly paler below (probably because they are cleaner).

The nest of the species is typical for the genus, a large thick clay “oven” placed on a tree, or man made structures such as fenceposts, telephone poles or buildings. Pairs remain together throughout the year and will work on the nest during that time.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Alkimia, Animalia, Aves, Chordata, Fauna, Furnariidae, Furnarius, Furnarius Rufus, Hornero, Maldonado (departamento), Passeriformes, Punta del Este, Rosse ovenvogel, Rufous Hornero, South America, Uruguay