Rufous Hornero

Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus)

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The Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus) is famous for building a nest that looks like a clay oven, round with a frontal opening. Male and female look the same, but there is a trick to identify them. When singing in duet, the female is the first to slow down the song rhythm.

Name in Portuguese: João-de-barro

Family: Furnariidae

Size: 20 cm

Sexual dimorphism: not

Feeding: insects and small animals

Habitat: cities, countryside, fields

Similar species: none

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Rufous Hornero nest


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