Rufous Wren (Cinnycerthia unirufa)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pichincha, Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador


Identification & Behavior: ~16.5 cm (6.4 in). The Rufous Wren is all rich rufous with faint dusky barring on the flight feathers and tail. It has black lores. It forages in the understory of humid montane forest in pairs or family groups often associated with Guadua bamboo thickets. It is similar to the Sharpe’s Wren but is distinguished by being rich rufous, black lores, faintly dusky barring on the flight feathers and tail, and by ranging at higher elevations. Also, see a juvenile Plain-tailed Wren.

Status: The Rufous Wren is fairly common in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes on the north side of the Marañon Valley at elevations ranging between 2200-3200 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Cucarachero Rufo.

Sub-species: Rufous Wren (Cinnycerthia unirufa unibrunnea), (Lafresnaye), 1853.

Meaning of Name: Cinnycerthia: One that resembles the Genus Cinnyris Cuvier, 1816 and the genus Certhia Linnaeus, 1758,. unirufa: L. uni= single and rufa= rufus, rufous color.

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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.