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Wing-banded Wren Microcerculus bambla

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Wing-banded Wren is a tiny songbird with a big voice of northern South America, mainly east of the Andes.  Its range includes parts of Venezuela, the Guianas, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru.  This is a small, short-tailed wren that is dark brown above and gray below with blackish wings marked with a single white bar.  The species seems to be closely related to the mostly allopatric Scaly-breasted Wren, but is visually distinctive due to the white wing bar.  Wing-banded Wren even sounds like Scaly-breasted Wren with a high series of notes that becomes more rapid toward the end of the song.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

. (). Wing-banded Wren (Microcerculus bambla), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/wibwre1