Bar-winged Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucoptera

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S. and Tom Johnson

Rare and sparsely distributed on scattered mountains in northern Peru and in adjacent souther Ecuador, the Bar-winged Wood-Wren is rather distinctive (and well-named), as it is the only wood-wren that displays wing bars. At such famed locations in recent ornithological exploration as Cordillera del Cóndor and Abra Patricia, the species is found between 1350 and 2450 meters in elevation in the undergrowth of dense cloud forest. Stub-tailed and small, Bar-winged Wood-wren is rufous above and gray below with rufous flanks, two white wingbars contrasting with otherwise black wing coverts, and a brown- and white-striped head with obvious white superciliary. Due to its disjunct range, small population, and sensitive habitat, the species is classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN Red List.


© Theodore A Parker, III

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

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S. and Tom Johnson. 2012. Bar-winged Wood-Wren (Henicorhina leucoptera), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.