Thripophaga is the genus of birds that popularly are known as softtails. They are members of the family Furnariidae, which are related to the thistletails. They are found in wooded and shrubby habitats, sometimes near water, in South America.
The Plain Softtail and Russet-mantled Softtail are generally placed here, but these are somewhat aberrant and appear closer to the thornbirds of the genus Phacellodomus. Additionally, a possibly undescribed species exists in Venezuela.
- Orinoco Softtail, Thripophaga cherriei
- Striated Softtail, Thripophaga macroura
- Plain Softtail, Thripophaga fusciceps
- Russet-mantled Softtail, Thripophaga berlepschi
- ^ Engblom, G. (2009). A new species of Spinetail from Venezuela. Rio Orinoco Spinetail Synallaxis beverlyae. Accessed 28 May 2011
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