Fulvous Wren (Cinnycerthia fulva)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Troglodytidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coroico, Bolivia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Wayquecha, Cuzco

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Wayquecha, Cuzco

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Keara, Bolivia

Identification & Behavior: ~14.5 cm (5.7 in). The Fulvous Wren is all olive-rufous with dusky barring on the flight feathers and tail. It has a conspicuous buff or whitish eyebrow and buff throat and malar area both of which border an olive-rufous stripe from the lores across the eye. Some adult birds may have blotches or solid white parts of the head. It forages in the understory of humid montane forest in pairs or family groups. It is similar to the Peruvian Wren but these two wrens replace each other geographically and their ranges are not known to overlap.

Status: The Fulvous Wren is uncommon in montane forests of the southeastern slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1700-3000 m. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Cucarachero Leonado.

Sub-species: Fulvous Wren (Cinnycerthia fulva fitzpatricki), Remsen and Brumfield, 1998.  Cordillera de Vilcabamba, in C Peru.
(Cinnycerthia fulva fulva), (P. L. Sclater), 1874.  E Andes of Peru (Cuzco).
(Cinnycerthia fulva gravesi), Remsen and Brumfield, 1998.  S Peru (Puno) S to C Bolivia (Cochabamba).

Meaning of Name: Cinnycerthia: One that resembles the Genus Cinnyris Cuvier, 1816 and the genus Certhia Linnaeus, 1758. fulva: L. fulvus= tawny, yellowish-brown.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.