Nightingale Wren

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

Nightingale Wren - This wren offers one of the most interesting calls in Costa Rica, it is my favorite call by the way. It is found inside the wet fores, look in the ground and very low branches, its dark color and particular secretive behavior makes it hard to see. Song Wren - look on the forest floor, this wren travels in small groups and its particular funny call will alert you of its presence. More

Nightingale Wren - Arenal is perhaps the best place to see this skulker. The lack of colorful plumage is more than made up for by its amazing song and peculiar shape and habits. It prefers undergrowth in primary forest. Song Wren - The third specialty wren in the area, this one with a very strange call. They travel in small groups, low in primary forest. More

that Nightingale Wren has been appropriated for the Central American form. To me the birds I hear in Amazonia will remain Nightingale Wrens.. Having said that, I think it would be a mistake to go change this English name when we all know that the taxonomic situation is not stable, and it would essentially argue for changing the extralimital Nightingale Wren to Northern Nightingale-Wren (or something). Marginatus will certainly be split up. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Troglodytidae
Genus : Microcerculus
Species : philomela
Authority : (Salvin, 1861)