Great xenops

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Great xenops
Great Xenops Megaxenops parnaguae.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Megaxenops
Reiser, 1905
Species: M. parnaguae
Binomial name
Megaxenops parnaguae
Reiser, 1905

The great xenops (Megaxenops parnaguae) is a furnariid bird, which is endemic to the Caatinga region of north-eastern Brazil. It is monotypic within the genus Megaxenops.

Its name refers to the superficial similarities to the "true" xenopses of the genus Xenops. Its bill is similarly up-curved, but with a total length of c. 16 cm (6 in), it is noticeably larger and overall bright cinnamon-rufous with a white throat. It is generally inconspicuous, typically foraging amongst foliage rather than on trunks.

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