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Coraya Wren

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Photo by andyadcockLa Escalera, Venezuela, January 2016
Photo by andyadcock
La Escalera, Venezuela, January 2016
Pheugopedius coraya

Thryothorus coraya


[edit] Identification

14-15cm (5½-6 in)

  • Rufous brown
  • Darker brown back
  • Brown-black wings
  • Buff-white breast
  • Black head, with white flecks
  • White throat
  • Narrow white upper eye stripe
  • White eye ring
  • Black and white banded tail
  • Black decurved bill
  • Black iris
  • Greyish-black legs

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Venezuela, eastern Ecuador, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, southeast Colombia, and Peru.

[edit] Taxonomy

Was formerly placed in genus Thryothorus with all other species of the genus Pheugopedius.

[edit] Subspecies

Ten subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • P. c. griseipectus: Eastern Ecuador, adjacent Brazil and north-eastern Peru n of the Marañón
  • P. c. caurensis: Eastern Venezuela (Caura Valley)
  • P. c. barrowcloughianus: Tepuis of southern Venezuela (Mount Roraima and Mount Cuquenam)
  • P. c. ridgwayi: Mountains of eastern Venezuela (Gran Sabana) to western Guyana
  • P. c. obscurus: Tepuis of south-eastern Venezuela in Bolívar (Auyan-tepui)
  • P. c. coraya: The Guianas and adjacent Brazil north of the Amazon
  • P. c. herberti: Northern Brazil south of the Amazon
  • P. c. albiventris: Eastern Peru (eastern slope of Andes in San Martín)
  • P. c. amazonicus: Tropical eastern Peru south of Río Marañón (Loreto and Huánuco)
  • P. c. cantator: Subtropical mountains of south-eastern Peru (Junín and Cusco)

[edit] Habitat

Humid forests and second growth, particularly along river banks.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They hunt around in the undergrowth mostly for insects such as spiders and beetles. They also eat some seeds.

[edit] Breeding

The globe shaped nest is made from dry leaves and has a side entrance. The clutch consists of 2 eggs.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Avibirds: The Birds of Suriname
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Mar 2018)

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