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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Furnariidae.

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  • Some dig like woodpeckers in decayed wood; others probe only in soft rotten wood; while the humming-bird-billed Xiphorhynchus, with a beak too long and slender for probing, explores the interior of deep holes in the trunks to draw out nocturnal insects, spiders, and centipedes from their concealment.

    The Naturalist in La Plata

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