Rufous-breasted Wren Pheugopedius rutilus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Polytypic: 7 subspecies
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  • © Margareta Wieser

Part of the Spot-breasted Wren (Pheugopedius maculipectus) group of species, the constituents of which have in the past been treated as conspecific, the Rufous-breasted Wren has two disjunct populations, one in southern Central America, and the other in northern South America, in Colombia and Venezuela. Compared to other species of wren in this recently resurrected genus, the Rufous-breasted Wren tends to forage at higher levels in the vegetation, making observation easier. Added to this, the species is generally common in suitable habitat, namely thickets, forest edge, and tall second growth, in which it is found from sea level to almost 2000 m.

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© David L. Ross, Jr.

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

Recommended Citation

Rufous-breasted Wren (Pheugopedius rutilus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: