Superciliated Wren (Cantorchilus superciliaris)

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

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northwest Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pomac, Lambayeque

Identification & Behavior: ~15 cm (6 in). The Superciliated Wren has rufous back with no markings. The tail and flight feathers are rufous with black barring. The broad superciliary, sides of the head, throat, and breast are white grading to rufous towards the underparts. It forages in the understory and midstory of semideciduous forest and dry scrub. The Surperciliared Wren is unique in its range but see the Speckle-breasted Wren.

Status: The Superciliated Wren is common and widespread on the lowlands of the northwest where it is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Cucarachero con Ceja.

Sub-species: Superciliated Wren (Cantorchilus superciliaris baroni), (Hellmayr), 1902.

Meaning of Name: Cantorchilus: L. cantus, canere= song, to sing and orkhilos= wren. superciliaris: L. supercilium= eyebrow; superciliaris= eye-browed.

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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. on 03/01/2016.