Thrush-like Wren Campylorhynchus turdinus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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The Thrush-like Wren is not actually very thrush-like at all.  The species can be found in the higher levels of humid forest throughout western Amazonia as well as a strip of Atlantic coastal forest in Brazil.  A large wren, it is quite distinctive and is not sympatric with any congeners, so identification is straightforward.  Long-tailed and long-billed with a white supercilium, the species is typically brown above with dark barring on the wings and white below with brown spots.  The subspecies C. t. unicolor of Bolivia and southwestern Brazil is much grayer overall, but is distributed between the ranges of more typical brown birds of the subspecies C. t. hypostictus and the nominate C. t. turdinus.  Thrush-like Wren is quite vocal, and can usually be detected  by its varied, startlingly abrupt song.

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

Recommended Citation

Thrush-like Wren (Campylorhynchus turdinus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: