Birds of Peru

    PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae (Wrens)  
Genus: Cinnycerthia (4 species, 4 worldwide)


Fulvous Wren
Fulvous Wren (Cinnycerthia fulva)
Peru  
   
Photograph by Cláudio D. Timm     Copyright and usage info

Very similar to Peruvian Wren but vocally different. Looks like a Mountain Wren, but darker and a bit larger. Like the Peruvian Wren, may have a white or brown forehead.

Sepia-brown Wren
Sepia-brown Wren (Cinnycerthia olivascens olivascens)
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia
  Often called Sharpe's Wren. Some birds have a white forehead.
   

Sepia-brown Wren
Sepia-brown Wren (Cinnycerthia olivascens) Immature
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
  Immature Sepia-brown Wrens, unlike humans, have grey heads.
   


Peruvian Wren
Peruvian Wren (Cinnycerthia peruana) ENDEMIC
Villa Rica-Oxapampa road, Pasco region, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Peruvian Wren
Peruvian Wren (Cinnycerthia peruana) ENDEMIC
Paty Trail, Carpish, Huánuco region, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Once a subspecies of the Sepia-brown Wren (Sharpe's Wren) found further north. Found in dense primary or secondary growth, and moves in small groups. Like Sharpe's Wren, some individuals have white foreheads.


Rufous Wren
Rufous Wren (Cinnycerthia unirufa)
Chingaza National Park, Colombia
  Other races are more uniformly colored; these have lighter colored heads.
   

Usually seen in small groups.
Uniformly colored race.


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