|Southern House Wren Troglodytes musculus
aka House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
Brazilian name: corruíra
Chilean name: Chercán
|Current thinking is that the subspecies Troglodytes aedon musculus, found in South America and into Central America might be a full species, the Southern House Wren (Troglodytes musculus) while the bird in North America is the House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) but many authorities still lump the two together.|
|The House Wren has few distinguishing features apart from a weak buff supercilium and
some barring on the wings and tail.
It is widespread throughout South America and is found in open or semi-open areas.
|There are many sub-species. Photo 1, taken at Carajás, Pará is of T. m. clarus; photos 2, 3 and 4 from São Paulo
state are of the nominate sub-species; photos 5 and 6 from Torres del Paine, Chile are of the sub-species T. m. chilensis; photo 7 from near Bogota is T. m. columbae
and photo 8 from Risaralda, Colombia is T. m. striatulus.
The bird in photo 7 was recorded by Jeremy Minns.
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