Curve-billed reedhaunter

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Curve-billed reedhaunter
Limnornis curvirostris - Curve-billed reedhaunter.jpg
at Montevideo, Uruguay.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Limnornis
Gould, 1839
L. curvirostris
Binomial name
Limnornis curvirostris
Gould, 1839

The curve-billed reedhaunter (Limnornis curvirostris) is a species of bird in the family Furnariidae. It is found marshy areas of north-eastern Argentina, south-eastern Brazil, and Uruguay. It occupies a similar ecological niche to some reed warblers.

The curve-billed reedhaunter is placed in the monotypic genus Limnornis. The superficially similar straight-billed reedhaunter is sometimes also included in Limnornis, but evidence suggests it is closer to Cranioleuca spinetails than it is to the curve-billed reedhaunter.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Limnornis curvirostris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Olson, S. L., M. Irestedt, P. G. P. Ericson, & J. Fjeldså. 2005. Independent evolution of two Darwinian marsh-dwelling ovenbirds (Furnariidae: Limnornis, Limnoctites). Ornitologia Neotropical 16: 347-359.
  • Gould, John (1839): [Genus Limnornis]. In: Zoology of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle. Part III: Birds. 11: 80.