Moustached Wren (Pheugopedius genibarbis)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

moustached_wren
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

moustached_wren
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

moustached_wren
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~15.5 cm (6.1 in). The Moustached Wren has rufous back with no markings. The tail is barred with black and brown. The sides of the head are streaked with black and white bordered by gray on the sides of the neck. The throat is whitish grading to brown-gray towards the rest of the underparts. The flanks are rufous. It forages in thickets in the understory, often associated with bamboo. It is similar to the Coraya Wren but their ranges are largely separated by the Amazon and Ucayali Rivers, although they may overlap in central Peru where the Moustached Wren crosses the Ucayali River.

Status: The Moustached Wren is fairly common and widespread on the south side of the Amazon and east side of part of the Ucayali River. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Cucarachero Bigotudo.

Sub-species: Moustached Wren (Pheugopedius genibarbis juruanus), (H. von Ihering), 1905.  upper Amazonia in E Peru (Ucayali) and W Brazil (E to R Madeira and upper R Purus), probably also into N & W Bolivia.
(Pheugopedius genibarbis bolivianus), Todd, 1913.  Amazonian Bolivia (N Santa Cruz).

Meaning of Name: Pheugopedius: Gr. pheugo= to shun and pous, podos= foot. genibarbis: L. gena= cheek and barba= beard.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.