Sooty-headed Wren Pheugopedius spadix

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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Almost endemic to Colombia, but for a narrow extension of its distribution into easternmost Panama, the Sooty-headed Wren is sometimes considered to be conspecific with the allopatric Black-throated Wren (Pheugopedius atrogularis), which is confined to Central America. The Sooty-headed Wren can scarcely be confused with any other species in range, it having a black head and throat, and unmarked chestnut breast and flanks. The upperparts are entirely rufous, although the tail is barred darker. This is a generally secretive species, usually found in pairs, and typically observed low above the ground. It sometimes follows army ant swarms in search of insects fleeing the ants.

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Recommended Citation

Sooty-headed Wren (Pheugopedius spadix), 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/sohwre1