Long-billed Gnatwren Ramphocaenus melanurus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Polioptilidae
  • Polytypic: 14 subspecies
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Long-billed Gnatwren
eBird range map for Long-billed Gnatwren

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Distributed from southern Mexico to northwestern Peru and southeastern Brazil. In Mexico, it is distributed in the Atlantic slope, from southern Veracruz to Honduras, and in the Pacific slope from Chiapas to El Salvador.

It is a resident species, common to uncommon in their occurrence range, which is approximately 9,200,000 km2.

Distribution outside the Americas

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It is found between 0 and 750 (sometimes up to 1000) m asl, in evergreen and semideciduous forests (which at one time of year, trees lose some leaves) and edges.

Historical changes

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Recommended Citation

Long-billed Gnatwren (Ramphocaenus melanurus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/lobgna1