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Phacellodomus ferrugineigula -Reserva Guainumbi, Sao Luis do Paraitinga, Sao Paulo, Brasil-8.jpg
A red-eyed thornbird at Reserva Guainumbi, São Luis do Paraitinga, São Paulo, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Subfamily: Furnariinae
Genus: Phacellodomus
L. Reichenbach, 1853

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Phacellodomus is the genus of thornbirds, birds in the family Furnariidae. They are found in woodland, shrubland and grassland, often near water, in South America.


It has been suggested that the plain softtail and russet-mantled softtail actually belong in this genus instead of Thripophaga


  1. ^ Simon, J. E., Pacheco, J. F., Whitney, B. M., Mattos, G. T., & Gagliardi, R. L. (2008). Phacellodomus ferrugineigula (Pelzeln, 1858) (Aves: Furnariidae) é uma espécie válida. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 16(2): 107-124.