|House Wren Troglodytes aedon
(aka Southern House Wren Troglodytes aedon musculus)
Brazilian name: corruíra
Chilean name: Chercán
|Some authorities regarded the subspecies Troglodytes aedon musculus, found in South America and into Central America as a full species, the Southern House Wren (Troglodytes musculus) while the bird in North America is the House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) but most authorities now lump the two together. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.|
|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. a. clarus; photos 2, 3
and 4 from São Paulo state are of T. a. musculus; photos 5 and 6 from Torres del Paine, Chile are of the sub-species T. a.
chilensis; photo 7 from near Bogota is T. a. columbae and photo 8 from Risaralda, Colombia is T. a. striatulus. Photo 9 from Abra
Patricia, Amazonas, Peru is T. a. puna
The bird in photo 7 was recorded by Jeremy Minns.
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