The local race is the nominal Furnarius figulus figulus. Range: eastern Brazil, and "spreading southwards in recent decades" (Ridgely and Tudor 1994). RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
See here for comparison with sympatric F. leucopus.
Furnarius figulus has at least two english names: SACC uses Wing-banded Hornero, while Ridgely and Tudor 2009 have opted for Band-tailed Hornero.
Figure 1. The Wing-banded Hornero (also: Band-tailed Hornero) is common close to water. The bird on the photo is foraging in the mud around a nearly dried-up reservoir.To top of page
Figure 2. Wing-banded Hornero, vocalizing.To top of page
Figure 3. Picture taken at close range (3-4 m), from a hide. This Wing-banded Hornero has been foraging in mud.
The color of the crown of the local subspecies Furnarius f. figulus is brown. I have also seen birds which apparently had a darker crown. This impression could be due to iridescence, or to real interinidividual differences (juveniles?).To top of page