Designed by Paul Smith 2006. This website is copyrighted by law.
Material contained herewith may not be used without the prior written permission of FAUNA Paraguay.
Material on this page was provided by Paul Smith and is used with their permission.
LITTLE THORNBIRD Phacellodomus sibilatrix
Scampering about mouse-like on the ground a family of Little Thornbird goes about its daily business. They keep constant contact with thin, lispy calls, quite unlike the loud chatters of their relatives. In fact they don´t look much like other thornbirds at all, you are more likely to confuse them with a Short-billed Canastero in their limited Chaco range.
Click on the images to enlarge them.
FIGURE 1 - (FPAVE571PH) Adult, Ruta Trans-Chaco km650, Departamento Boquerón (Paul Smith July 2006).
FIGURE 2 - (FPAVE572PH) Same individual head detail (Paul Smith July 2006).
FIGURE 3 - (FPAVE573PH) Same individual upperwing (Paul Smith July 2006).
FIGURE 4 - (FPAVE574PH) Nest, Fortín Toledo, Central Chaco (Paul Smith July 2006).
VIDEO A - (FPAVE575VI) Same individual as (FPAVE571PH - FPAVE573PH) (Paul Smith July 2006).
VIDEO B - (FPAVE576VI) Adult singing, Fortín Toledo, Departamento Boquerón (Paul Smith November 2010).