Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Plain-tailed Wren (Thryothorus euophrys) - HBW 10, p. 419

French: Troglodyte maculé German: Fraserzaunkönig 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).