White-bellied Wren Uropsila leucogastra

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Polytypic: 7 subspecies
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The sole member of the genus Uropsila is confined to northern Middle America, where it has a disjunct distribution, on the Pacific slope of western Mexico, and on the Caribbean slope between northeast Mexico and Honduras. It is a small, rather ‘featureless’ wren, being entirely pale below and brown above, relieved solely by the pale supercilium and lores, which distinguish this species from the House Wren (Troglodytes aedon). The White-bellied Wren is a reasonably common inhabitant of dense woodland, from humid rainforest to semi-xeric areas, and is found from sea level to approximately 500 m.

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Song (Middle America)

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

Recommended Citation

White-bellied Wren (Uropsila leucogastra), 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/whbwre1