Plain-tailed Wren (Thryothorus euophrys) - HBW 10, p. 419
French: Troglodyte maculé
Spanish: Cucarachero Coliliso
Other common names: Black-crowned Wren (atriceps); Spot-chested Wren (euophrys)
Taxonomy: Thryothorus euophrys P. L. Sclater, 1860, Lloa, not far south of Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador.
Closely related to, and has been considered to form a superspecies with, T. eisenmanni, but differs markedly in song and (especially the races geographically closest to latter) in plumage; neither species responds to playback of the other’s song. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- euophrys P. L. Sclater, 1860 - W Andes of extreme S Colombia (Nariño) and Ecuador.
- longipes J. A. Allen, 1889 - E Andes of Ecuador.
- atriceps (Chapman, 1924) - NW Peru (NE Piura, Cajamarca).
- schulenbergi Parker & O’Neill, 1985 - N Peru S of R Marañón (Amazonas, San Martín).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
In thick low vegetation Locality Napo Province, Ecuador
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2013 17 weeks ago 43 sec 3.5
moving through track side vegetation Locality Tapichalaca Reserve, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador (ssp longipes)
Martin Kennewell 8 April 2011 3 years ago 30 sec 3.5
A bird hopping through vegetation and singing. Locality Cerro Acacana, Saraguro, Loja Province, Ecuador (ssp longipes)
Richard Garrigues 16 February 2010 4 years ago 42 sec 3
Adult in bamboo.
Locality Tandayapa Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp euophrys)
Dusan M. Brinkhuizen 10 August 2014 22 weeks ago 4.6
Two birds duetting in bamboo stand
Locality Pasochoa, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Tomas Grim 24 August 2009 3 years ago 3
A bird sitting a leaf
Locality Yanayacu Biological Station, Napo Province, Ecuador
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 12 October 2007 5 years ago 3
Skulking in chusquea bamboo
Locality Pululahua, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
David Weaver 3 years ago 2.5
Skulking through Chusquea bamboo
Locality El Pahuma Orchid Reserve, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
David Weaver 3 years ago 1.5
Chorus song given by at least three birds of a group of five. Locality Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Scott Olmstead 9 November 2008 5 years ago 4.7