Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae (Wrens)  
Genus: Troglodytes (4 species, 12 worldwide)

House Wren
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon audax)
Mejía, Peru
  Common around farms, but also seen in many habitat types away from people.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

In tropical America the House Wren is widespread and common, even inside cities.

Santa Marta Wren
Santa Marta Wren (Troglodytes monticola) Critically Endangered ENDEMIC
Lagunas de Sevilla, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Colombia  
Photograph by Rob Felix   © All Rights Reserved.

Similar to the Mountain Wren, but found at over 3000m. Requires a multi-day hike to the Santa Marta paramo to see.

Ochraceous Wren
Ochraceous Wren (Troglodytes ochraceus ochraceus) Rare/Accidental
Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Mountain Wren
Mountain Wren (Troglodytes solstitialis solitarius)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Note strong white/buff brow compared to similar House Wren Note Andean cloudforest habitat, usually over 2000m.

© Tom Friedel - All Rights Reserved, except for images and data otherwise noted.       Colombia       Panama       Ecuador       Costa Rica       Mexico
Experimental sites:       Peru       Venezuela       The World       Brazil       Bolivia
Really Experimental sites:       Guyana       Cuba