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Upucerthia
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Upucerthia dumetaria
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Tyranni
Infraorder: Tyrannides
Superfamily: Furnarioidea
Family: Furnariidae
Subfamily: Furnariinae
Tribe: Furnariini
Genus: Upupcerthia
I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1832
Species

    Upucerthia is a genus of bird in the Furnariidae family. They are found in southern and western South America.

    Taxononomy

    Two additional species, the Rock Earthcreeper and the Straight-billed Earthcreeper, were formerly placed in this genus, but have now been moved to Ochetorhynchus. Comparably, the Chaco Earthcreeper and the Bolivian Earthcreeper were formerly placed in this genus, but have now been moved to Tarphonomus, and the Striated Earthcreeper has been moved to Geocerthia.

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