Orinoco softtail

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Orinoco softtail
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Thripophaga
Species:
T. cherriei
Binomial name
Thripophaga cherriei
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The Orinoco softtail (Thripophaga cherriei) is a species of bird in the family Furnariidae. It is endemic to the state of Amazonas in southwestern Venezuela. It has not yet been confirmed as occurring away from the type locality along the Río Capuana, a tributary of the Río Orinoco.

Its natural habitat is riparian tropical moist lowland forest, specifically várzea forest approximately 100 meters in elevation. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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References

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Thripophaga cherriei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

Hilty, Steven L. (2003). The Birds of Venezuela (Second ed.). 41 William Street, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN   0-691-09250-8.CS1 maint: location (link)