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Rufous-and-white Wren

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Photo by Stanley Jones Coclé Province,  Panama, February, 2011
Photo by Stanley Jones
Coclé Province, Panama, February, 2011
Thryophilus rufalbus

Thryothorus rufalbus


[edit] Identification

14-15 cm

JuvenilePhoto by PanamaHarpyLa Mesa-El Valle, Panama, October 2011
Photo by PanamaHarpy
La Mesa-El Valle, Panama, October 2011
  • Chestnut brown upperparts
  • Darker crown
  • Strong white supercilium
  • Brown eye stripe
  • Black streaking on the cheeks
  • White underparts
  • Black barring on the lower belly
  • Brown flanks
  • Black-barred wings and tail

Young birds: duller upperparts; underparts may have dusky markings

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America
Central America: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia, Venezuela

[edit] Taxonomy

Subspecies minlosiPhoto by Luis ROsma, Estado Vargas, Venezuela, September 2014
Subspecies minlosi
Photo by Luis R
Osma, Estado Vargas, Venezuela, September 2014

Was formerly placed in genus Thryothorus like all other species of the genus Thryophilus.

[edit] Subspecies

Five subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • T. r. transfinis:
  • Southern Mexico (Pacific slope of extreme south-western Chiapas)
  • T. r. rufalbus:
  • T. r. castanonotus:
  • T. r. cumanensis:
  • Caribbean coast of northern Colombia to north-eastern Venezuela (Par¡a Peninsula)
  • T. r. minlosi:
  • Tropical eastern Colombia to north-western Venezuela

Two additional subspecies sylvus and skutchi are no longer recognised by most authorities[1]. Comments have made clear that these subspecies may cover more than one species.

[edit] Habitat

Damp semi-deciduous forest.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects, spiders and other invertebrates.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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