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Henicorhina leucoptera

Bar-winged Wood-Wren

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Monotypic

Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S., and Tom Johnson

Life History


Insectivorous (Fitzpatrick et al. 1977, Davis 1986), but no detailed information.


Little information. Forages on and near the ground. Makes frequent short flights, stopping to perch briefly on twigs, branches, and especially on thin vertical vines and leaf stems. It frequently hitches up vertical perches, with the tail held upright, and  
probes and gleans from adjacent leaves and bromeliads. Also probes the basal crevices between the leaves of bromeliads (all from Fitzpatrick et al. 1977).


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Sexual Behavior

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Social and interspecific behavior

Most often in pairs, less commonly solitary (Fitzpatrick et al. 1977).


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Nest and eggs are undescribed. One juvenile specimen reported from July (Fitzpatrick et al. 1977).

Populations and Demography

There is no information related to topics such as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, or population regulation for Bar-winged Wood-Wren. 

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S., and Tom Johnson. 2012. Bar-winged Wood-Wren (Henicorhina leucoptera), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: