Buff-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza reguloides)

The Buff-rumped Thornbill is a small bird found in South America and the southern Andes. It is a member of the family Furnariidae, which includes ovenbirds and woodcreepers.

This bird is about 10 cm in length and weighs around 6 grams. It has a distinctive buff-colored rump, which gives it its name. Its feathers are brownish-gray with deep black wings and a white belly. The Buff-rumped Thornbill also features a long, slender and slightly curved bill.

This bird is commonly found in highland forests and the edges of cloud forests. It builds intricate twig nests in the shape of an oval or an elongated bottle, usually cradled between branches. It is quite a social bird, and several pairs of Thornbills often nest in close proximity to each other. These birds are also monogamous and mate for life.

The Buff-rumped Thornbill feeds mainly on insects, spiders, and nectar and can be seen hovering near flowers, probing with their bills to extract nectar.

These birds are known for their distinctive and high-pitched tweets, and their loud and complex vocalizations are used as courtship displays.

Unfortunately, the Buff-rumped Thornbill is listed as a vulnerable species due to habitat loss, as well as threats from predators and competition with other species. Conservation efforts include habitat restoration, as well as monitoring of populations and conservation education programs.

Overall, the Buff-rumped Thornbill is an integral part of the diverse South American avifauna, and its unique features are an important aspect of the natural heritage of the region.

Other names

Acanthiza reguloides



Buff-rumped Thornbill

acantiça reguloide



maslinastokapa trnokljunka

střízlíkovec východoaustralský

Brungumpet Mejsesanger



Acanthize à croupion beige


Beccospino groppacamoscio


nykštukinis spygliasnapis


buszówka zmienna


Корольковая шипоклювка

Žutotrba trnokljunka

ostrozobka kôrarská

Acantiza reguloide

ockragumpad taggnäbb

Keten Belli Dikengaga

шиподзьоб золотомушковий