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Sinaloa Wren

Thryophilus sinaloa

Sinaloa Wren

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae

Authors: Soberanes, C. and Arizmendi M.C.



 The Sinaloa Wren is a Mexican Endemic species. It is a rather big wren with unstreaked bottom parts, and black-white stripes behind the eye. Streaked rump. 

Similar Species

 It is similar to Plain Wren (Thryothorus modestus) but duller brown above and on flanks, streaked behind ear patch and inferior tail coverts barred. 

Happy Wren (Thryothorus felix) have face stripes more marked and underparts dull gray. 


 Sinaloa Wren has a varied repertorie including a series of notes in descending tone like whit-whi-whi-whi wit wit wit whurrrrr or a hoo ho wi-chu ho whi-chooa-chooa-chooa or whi whi-whi chu-i wit wit-wit. Calls include a dzzzshrr or rrihrr, rahr or rahrr and rri rri, and other chipping notes.


Nonvocal Sounds

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Detailed Description (appearance)

 It is a large Wren with brown eyes, long and slim bill blackshis in the maxile and more pale in the mandibule tending to cream in the tip. 

The face is whitish with a long white superciliar stripe and streaked patter behind eyes. Upperparts are brown. Wing feathers with black bars. Throat, breast and belly withish with flanks rufus-gray.

Undertail coverts barred black and whie. Legs gray.

Male and females alike. Juvenals resemble adults but lack barred pattern in face, have flanks grayish and undertail coverts rufus-gray.


Bare Parts

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 Length: 12.5-14.0 cm

Mass: 17.45 g



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Geographic Variation

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Recommended Citation

Soberanes, C. and Arizmendi M.C.. 2010. Sinaloa Wren (Thryophilus sinaloa), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: