Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Coraya Wren (Thryothorus coraya) - HBW 10, p. 423

French: Troglodyte coraya German: Corayazaunkönig Spanish: Cucarachero Coraya

Taxonomy: Turdus coraya J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Cayenne, French Guiana.
Substantial vocal and plumage differences between lowland and highland populations in Venezuela suggest the possibility that more than one species are involved. Ten subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • ridgwayi Berlepsch, 1889 - E Venezuela (S Delta Amacuro, E Bolívar) and W Guyana (W of R Essequibo).
  • coraya (J. F. Gmelin, 1789) - Guyana (E of R Essequibo), Suriname, French Guiana and adjacent N Brazil (E of Manaus).
  • caurensis Berlepsch & Hartert, 1902 - E & SE Colombia, S Venezuela (S Bolívar, S Amazonas) and N Brazil (E to Manaus).

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  • ridgwayi Berlepsch, 1889 - E Venezuela (S Delta Amacuro, E Bolívar) and W Guyana (W of R Essequibo).
  • coraya (J. F. Gmelin, 1789) - Guyana (E of R Essequibo), Suriname, French Guiana and adjacent N Brazil (E of Manaus).
  • caurensis Berlepsch & Hartert, 1902 - E & SE Colombia, S Venezuela (S Bolívar, S Amazonas) and N Brazil (E to Manaus).
  • obscurus J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1947 - Auyán-tepui, in E Bolívar (E Venezuela).
  • barrowcloughianus Aveledo & Pérez, 1994 - tepuis of SE Bolívar (Roraima, Cuquenán), in SE Venezuela.
  • griseipectus Sharpe, 1882 - E Ecuador, NE Peru (N of R Marañón) and adjacent extreme W Brazil.
  • albiventris Taczanowski, 1882 - N Peru (E slopes of Andes in San Martín).
  • amazonicus Sharpe, 1882 - E Peru S of R Marañón (S Loreto S to Huánuco).
  • cantator Taczanowski, 1874 - C Peru (E Junín).
  • herberti Ridgway, 1888 - N Brazil S of Amazon (from R Tapajós E to R Tocantins and W Maranhão).