Coraya Wren Pheugopedius coraya

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Polytypic: 10 subspecies
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  • © Kester Clarke

Coraya Wren is a widespread Thryothorus wren of northern South American lowlands.  Found in undergrowth in both terra firme and varzea humid forest across much of the riverine lowlands in the northern part of the continent, the species is typically found below 1000 meters in elevation.  This wren is rufous above and whitish below with gray breast sides and buffy flanks, a dark and pale brown barred tail, a dark brown cap, and black face marked with thin, white lateral stripes.  The primarily black-faced appearance is unique among the wrens.  Coraya Wren frequently forages with flocks of other songbirds and can be quite easy to see unlike many of its congeners.

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© Ted Parker

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

Recommended Citation

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