Des Murs' Wiretail

It is 24 cm long, with the very long tail accounting for about two-thirds of this. The tail consists of just six feathers which are very narrow and filament-like. The two central feathers are greatly elongated while the two outer feathers are very short. The plain plumage is reddish-brown above, paler on the underparts. There is a pale stripe above the eye. The bird is small and rounded with a very fine bill. The song is fast and high-pitched.

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

Nothing known about the Des Murs' Wiretail

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Furnariidae
Genus : Sylviorthorhynchus
Species : desmursii
Authority : Des Murs, 1847