Stripe-breasted Wren

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

The Stripe-breasted Wren (Cantorchilus thoracicus) is a species of bird in the Troglodytidae family. It is found in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Thryothorus thoracicus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007. More

Stripe-breasted Wren Distribution Map Bird Audio Clip AUDIO CLIP: Stripe-breasted Wren (top) Slate-colored Grosbeak (Pitylus grossus) - This birds' range previous to 1983 was from Nicaragua down into S. America. In 1983 Mickey Marcus, a former Peace Corps Volunteer, recorded it somewhere in the La Mosquitia area. It inhabits deep, humid broadleaf forest at low elevations. More

The stripe-breasted wrens live in the middle canopy layer of the rain forest, higher up than most similar songbirds. The researchers’ working hypothesis is that the birds’ elevated habitat led them to adopt a second set of calls to deal with a different suite of predators. Another possibility, according to Clark, is that sound travels differently higher in the rainforest canopy, requiring more calls. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Troglodytidae
Genus : Thryothorus
Species : thoracicus
Authority : Salvin, 1864