Southern House Wren Troglodytes musculus
aka House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)

Brazilian name:
corruíra

Chilean name: Chercán
House Wren, Carajás, Pará, Brazil, October 2005 - click for larger image 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.
House Wren, Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image 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.

House Wren, Parque do Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image 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.

House Wren, Parque do Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image
House Wren, Torres del Paine, Chile, December 2005 - click for larger image
House Wren, Torres del Paine, Chile, December 2005 - click for larger image
House Wren, Montana del Oso, Cundinamarca, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
House Wren, Los Cerritos, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
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