White-breasted Wood Wren

The adult White-breasted Wood-Wren is 10 centimetres long and weighs 16 grams . It has chestnut brown upperparts with a darker crown, pale supercilia, and black-and-white streaked sides of the head and neck. The underparts are white becoming buff on the lower belly. The wings and very short tail are barred with black. Young birds have duller upperparts and grey underparts.

The White-breasted Wood Wren is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

a bird called the white-breasted wood wren that has a song that sounds just like the opening 4 notes of Beethoven's Fifth. It's mainly found in Mexico, but I imagine it's not beyond the realm of possibility that one decided to go to New Mexico to see what all the fuss is about. Perhaps a birding enthusiast can shed some light on the matter. Posted by: Colleen at August 22, 2006 12:34 AM Mr. More

Song sharing in the white-breasted wood wren: A comprehensive study at La Selva Biological Station This paper discusses song sharing in the white-breasted wood wren. This paper is not for those not interested in the intricacies of evolutionary and/or biopsychology. Despite this, it does provide some insight into how birds learn and communicate. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Troglodytidae
Genus : Henicorhina
Species : leucosticta
Authority : (Cabanis, 1847)