Yucatan Wren Campylorhynchus yucatanicus

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Although this species was sometimes in the past considered to be a subspecies of the much more widespread Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus), it is nowadays generally treated as a species apart. The Yucatan Wren is a fairly large wren with heavily barred upperparts, a dark crown and white supercilium, and whitish underparts that are boldly streaked with black. It is principally restricted to coastal areas of the northern Yucatán Peninsula, in eastern Mexico, where it favors scattered scrub, often with cacti. Little has been published concerning the species’ ecology and natural history, but like many other wrens it is typically found in pairs or small family groups.

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Recommended Citation

Yucatan Wren (Campylorhynchus yucatanicus), 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/yucwre1