Plantcutters

(Phytotomidae)

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Tyranni (Suboscines) Family Phytotomidae

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Small, herbivorous, finchlike birds with serrated bills for cutting plant material

Size

Number of genera, species

1 genus, 3 species

Habitat

Forest, scrubland, and desert

Conservation status

Endangered: 1 species

Distribution

Central temperate to subtropical South America, from Peru and Bolivia to Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina

Distribution

Central temperate to subtropical South America, from Peru and Bolivia to Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina

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