Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae (Wrens)  
Genus: Cyphorhinus (3 species, 3 worldwide)

Genus Cyphorhinus, flutist wrens, is a genus of three wrens, each with a remarkable song. Note bare skin around eye and secretive nature in dark tropical forest understory.

Musician Wren
Musician Wren (Cyphorhinus arada)
Pte. Figueiredo, Amazonas, Brazil
  The least uniformly colored race.
Photograph by Hector Bottai     Copyright and usage info

Musician Wren
Musician Wren (Cyphorhinus arada modulator)
Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru  
Photograph by Joe Tobias   © All Rights Reserved.

One of three species of 'flutist' wrens who sing beautifully from the forest floor. The Musician Wren has a lot of color/pattern variation across its large range.

Song Wren
Song Wren (Cyphorhinus phaeocephalus)
Soberania National Park, Panama  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Chestnut-breasted Wren
Chestnut-breasted Wren (Cyphorhinus thoracicus dichrous)
Cali, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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