White-headed Wren Campylorhynchus albobrunneus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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Found from Panama’s Canal Zone south to southeast Colombia, the White-headed Wren should present few identification problems. The entire head and most of the underparts are white, whilst the upperparts are mainly blackish brown, sometimes with a few white feathers on the shoulder region. Three subspecies are generally recognized, but the southernmost of these, Campylorhynchus albobrunneus aenigmaticus, is speculated to be hybrid between White-headed Wren and Band-backed Wren (Campylorhynchus zonatus). It inhabits humid forest from sea level to about 1500 m, and seems to specialize in foraging within epiphytes, searching for invertebrates. White-headed Wrens are usually observed in small groups, in common with several congenerics.

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

Recommended Citation

White-headed Wren (Campylorhynchus albobrunneus), 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/whhwre1