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Thryophilus sinaloa

Sinaloa Wren

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Polytypic 3 Subspecies

Authors: Soberanes, C., M. C. Arizmendi, and Thomas S. Schulenberg

Thryophilus sinaloa

Chacalilla, Nayarit, Mexico; 9 April 2015 © Nigel Voaden

Sinaloa Wren is a medium sized wren that is endemic to western Mexico. Its range has been expanding northwards in recent decades, however, and Sinaloa Wren now is a rare but regular visitor to southern Arizona (United States). This wren inhabits the understory of tropical deciduous forest. It feeds on insects, and its voice is complicated and very harmonic. Sinaloa Wren is widespread and common, but its natural history is not described in much detail.

Recommended Citation

Soberanes, C., M. C. Arizmendi, and Thomas S. Schulenberg. 2015. Sinaloa Wren (Thryophilus sinaloa), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map is based on the maps available from the NatureServe InfoNatura website. The data for these maps are provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.

  • Migration/Movement:Resident (nonmigratory)
  • Primary Habitat:Tropical deciduous forest
  • Foraging Strata:Terrestrial/Understory
  • Foraging Behavior:Glean
  • Diet:Terrestrial invertebrates
  • Sociality:Solitary/Pairs
  • Mating System:Monogamy
  • Nest Form:Spherical
  • Clutch: 4 - 5
  • IUCN Status:Least Concern