Plain Xenops

It is a member of the South American bird family Furnariidae, a group in which many species build elaborate clay nests, giving rise to the English name for the family of ovenbirds.

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Original source: Dario Sanches from SÃO PAULO, BRASIL
Author: Dario Sanches from SÃO PAULO, BRASIL

The Plain Xenops is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Plain Xenops, Xenops minutus, is a passerine bird which breeds in moist lowland forests in the tropical New World from southern Mexico south to western Ecuador, northeastern Argentina and central Brazil. It is a member of the South American bird family Furnariidae, a group in which many species build elaborate clay nests, giving rise to the English name for the family of "ovenbirds". However, Plain Xenops simply places shredded plant fibres in a hole between 1. More

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The Plain Xenops (Xenops minutus) is a small, solitary rain forest bird. It is found from southern Mexico down to northern Argentina at altitudes from sea level up to 5,000 feet. Xenops roosts in tree holes and has a fast, sharp-sounding song. There are other species of Xenops. Anatomy: The Plain Xenops is about 5 inches (12.5 cm) long. Unlike other types of Xenops, its back is deep brown and unstreaked. The wing and tail feathers are mostly cinnamon-colored. More

The Plain Xenops is typically 12 cm long, weighs 12 g, and has a stubby wedge-shaped bill. The head is light brown with a buff supercilium and whitish malar stripe. The upperparts are brown, becoming rufous on the tail and rump, and there is a buff bar on the darker brown wings. The underparts are unstreaked pale olive brown. The sexes are similar, but young birds have dark brown throats. More

Plain XenopsBirds in Suriname = - Plain Xenops Photo of a Plain Xenops, made by John Mittermeier on the Sipaliwini savanna in Suriname in 2006. This Xenops has a characteristic upturned bill, that is well visible in this picture. It resembles the bill of the Wedge-billed woodcreeper. It is quite common in the forests of Suriname and easily spotted as it often comes down in the trees. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Furnariidae
Genus : Xenops
Species : minutus
Authority : (Sparrman, 1788)
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