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Mountain Wren Troglodytes solstitialis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
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The Mountain Wren is widespread at higher altitudes in the Andes of western Venezuela south to northwest Argentina. It is a rather typical Troglodytes wren, rotund and largely brown-colored, with a short, frequently cocked tail, the most obvious plumage features are the barred wings and tail, and the pale supercilium, which varies from whitish to buffy, depending on the particular subspecies involved. This wren inhabits humid forest, sometimes in bamboo thickets, and is frequently found close to the treeline, and typically occurs at elevations of 1700–3500 m, although it ranges down to 700 m in the south of the species’ range.

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

Recommended Citation

Mountain Wren (Troglodytes solstitialis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: