Speckle-breasted Wren (Pheugopedius sclateri)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Quebrada Frejolillo, Piura

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huembo, Amazonas

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

Identification & Behavior: ~15.5 cm (6.1 in). The Speckle-breasted Wren has rufous-brown upperparts with no markings. The tail is grayish with black barring. The sides of the head and most of the underparts are barred with black (scalteri) or throat, breast, and upper belly speckled with black (paucimaculatus). It forages in the understory and midstory of semideciduous and humid forest. The Speckle-breasted Wren is unique in its range. Also, see Plain-tailed Wren.

Status: The Speckle-breasted Wren is common in the semideciduous forest of Tumbes (paucimaculatus) and the dry Marañon Valley (sclateri) at elevations ranging between 400-2000 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Cucarachero de Pecho Jaspeado.

Sub-species: Speckle-breasted Wren (Pheugopedius sclateri paucimaculatus), (Sharpe), 1882.  W Ecuador (Manabí S to Loja).
(Pheugopedius sclateri sclateri), (Taczanowski), 1879.  R Marañón drainage in extreme S Ecuador and N Peru (Cajamarca).

Meaning of Name: Pheugopedius: Gr. pheugo= to shun and pous, podos= foot. sclateri: In honor of Dr Philip Lutley Sclater (1829-1913) English ornithologist, collector.

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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.