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Apolinar's Wren Cistothorus apolinari

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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  • © Juan Pablo López Ordóñez

Apolinar's Wren is a small Cistothorus wren endemic to the Andes of central Colombia.  Small and chunky, overall pale brown with dark brown and white barring on the wings, back, and head, it is larger than the sympatric race of Grass Wren, C. p. aequatorialis but with a gray instead of buff supercilium.  Though the species is also found in wet paramo, it favors tall wetland vegetation, especially cattails, around lakes from 2500 to 3500 meters in elevation.  Apolinar's Wren is considered endangered by the IUCN Red List due to the threat of habitat loss from conversion to agriculture.

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© Tom Schulenberg

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

Recommended Citation

Apolinar's Wren (Cistothorus apolinari), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: