Rufous-fronted thornbird

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Rufous-fronted thornbird
Phacellodomus rufifrons - Rufous-fronted thornbird.JPG
Rufous-fronted thornbird at Serra da Canastra National Park, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Phacellodomus
Species: P. rufifrons
Binomial name
Phacellodomus rufifrons
(Wied, 1821)

The rufous-fronted thornbird (Phacellodomus rufifrons) is a species of bird in the Furnariidae family.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.


The subspecies P. r. inornatus is sometimes considered a full species, the plain thornbird.