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Antioquia Wren

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Photo by COLOMBIA BirdingCauca Valley, Colombia, June 2012
Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Cauca Valley, Colombia, June 2012
Thryophilus sernai


[edit] Identification

14 cm
Upperside brown becoming more warm-cinnamon colored towards the back of the bird. Tail is narrowly banded in black. Folded wing like back but with spots on primaries producing a banded impression. Underside whitish washed with buff and brown along flanks, and with blackish barring on undertail coverts. Face has a prominent supercilium above a blackish-brown eye-line and with dark greyish blotching below the eye-line. Eye is brown to chestnut, bill two-toned with darker grey upper and paler lower mandible, legs pale grey to flesh.

[edit] Similar species

Rufous-and-white Wren and Niceforo's Wren

[edit] Distribution

Found around the Cauca River in Antioquia, Colombia.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1. Described as recently as 2012.

[edit] Habitat

Dry Forest at 250-850 m asl.

[edit] Behaviour

Food mainly consists of smaller invertebrates.

[edit] Vocalizations

song is usually given as a duet of the male and female.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at
  2. Fjeldså, J. (2020). Antioquia Wren (Thryophilus sernai), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D.A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.

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