Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Ochraceous Wren (Troglodytes ochraceus) - HBW 10, p. 439

French: Troglodyte ocré German: Fahlstreif-Zaunkönig Spanish: Chochín Ocráceo
Other common names: Irazu Wren

Taxonomy: Troglodytes (?) ochraceus Ridgway, 1882, Volcán Irazú, Cartago, Costa Rica.
Formerly considered a race of T. solstitialis, but recent DNA work strongly supports treatment as a separate species. Three races recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • ochraceus Ridgway, 1882 - highlands of Costa Rica (Tilarán and Talamanca ranges and mountainous areas in between).
  • ligea Bangs, 1908 - mountains of W Panama.
  • festinus Nelson, 1912 - Cerro Pirre, in E Panama; possibly also adjacent NW Colombia.

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