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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Anumbius
d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1838
A. annumbi
Binomial name
Anumbius annumbi
(Vieillot, 1817)

The firewood-gatherer (Anumbius annumbi) is a species of bird in the family Furnariidae. It is the only member of the genus Anumbius.

It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, pastureland, and heavily degraded former forest.

It got its name because it is frequently seen carrying sticks to its nest. It interweaves thorny twigs to build its nest. It can be up to 6.5 feet (2.0 m) tall and decorated with glass or threads. The young from the first brood may be ejected from the territory, but may help raise the second brood.[2]

The nest of the firewood-gatherer


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Anumbius annumbi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Frances, Peter, et al. Bird: The Definitive Guide New York City, NY: DK Publishing, 2007