Wing-banded Wren Microcerculus bambla

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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  • © Bj√∂rn Anderson

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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© Andrew Spencer

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

Recommended Citation

Wing-banded Wren (Microcerculus bambla), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: