Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Wing-banded Hornero (Furnarius figulus) - HBW 8, p. 260

French: Fournier bridé German: Schwarzspitzentöpfer Spanish: Hornero Colibandeado
Other common names: Band-tailed/Tail-banded/White-banded Hornero; Pileated Hornero (pileatus)

Taxonomy: Turdus figulus M. H. K. Lichtenstein, 1823, Bahia, Brazil.
The most aberrant member of the genus with respect to nest type and some plumage features. Distinctive race pileatus considered possibly a separate species by some authors. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • pileatus P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1878 - EC Brazil from E Amazonas E to C Pará and NW Goiás (upper R Araguaia).
  • figulus (M. H. K. Lichtenstein, 1823) - E Brazil (E from E Maranhão, S Bahia and N & E Minas Gerais).