Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
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  • © David MacKay

A highland species that occurs from about 1250 to 3500 m, the Rufous-browed Wren is found in humid, epiphytic-laden forest, and it spends much time foraging within epiphytes, as well as creeping below fallen logs. Like most wrens, the species remains in pairs year-round. It is a typical, short-tailed, Troglodytes with barred flanks and a warm rufous supercilium, but is otherwise very similar to congenerics, especially the House Wren (Troglodytes aedon). The Rufous-browed Wren’s distribution ranges from southern Mexico south to northern Nicaragua. Comparatively little information has been published concerning the species’ life history and behavior.

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© Walter A. Thurber

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

Recommended Citation

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