Apolinar's Wren

This bird is small, with brown head, gray patches around the eyes, streaked dark back and reddish tail.

The Apolinar's Wren is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Apolinar's Wren (Cistothorus apolinari) is a passerine bird in the Troglodytidae family. It is endemic to the Andean areas of Colombia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland (between 2500 to 4000 meters altitude), freshwater lakes, and freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss. Its Spanish common name is "Cucarachero de pantano" (lit: Swamp cockroach hunter). This bird is small, (near 13 cm length) with brown head, gray patches around the eyes, streaked dark back and reddish tail. More

Apolinar's Wren Cistothorus apolinari at Lago Fuquene, Eastern Andes: More

The Apolinar's Wren Cistothorus apolinari in Colombia and the Zapata Wren Ferminia cerverai known from only one swamp in Cuba are considered endangered. Another four species are listed as vulnerable, and four others are near-threatened. The family name comes from the Greek word troglodytes, which when translated means one who creeps into holes, or cave dweller. Campylorhynchus With 13 species, this is the second largest genus in the family. More

Apolinar's wren (Cistothorus apolinari), which is Endangered, also occurs in a very restricted range in Colombia. It has very specific habitat requirements, namely lakeside reed-beds, and much of the habitat lies in well-populated areas; several previously known areas are now lost. The two species of the genus Hylorchilus each occupy very specific and restricted habitat in southern Mexico, being tied to open forest on karst limestone outcrops. Sumichrast's wren (H. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Troglodytidae
Genus : Cistothorus
Species : apolinari
Authority : Chapman, 1914