Spotted Wren Campylorhynchus gularis

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Endemic to western and central Mexico, the Spotted Wren is characterized by its largely brown upperparts, barred tail, white supercilium, slightly buffy-colored underparts with some black spots on the sides, and obscure dark barring on the lower flanks. It inhabits woodland and rocky slopes, as well as more shrubby cover, at altitudes between 800 and 2500 m at least. This species was formerly considered to be conspecific with the rather similarly plumaged Boucard’s Wren (Campylorhynchus jocosus), but the latter is larger, and more extensively spotted on the underparts. These two species are allopatrically distributed, with Boucard’s Wren also being endemic to Mexico, but found to the south of the range of the present species.

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

Recommended Citation

Spotted Wren (Campylorhynchus gularis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: