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
moving through track side vegetation Locality Tapichalaca Reserve, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador (ssp longipes)
Martin Kennewell 8 April 2011 2 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 2 years ago 42 sec 2.8
A bird sitting a leaf
Locality Yanayacu Biological Station, Napo Province, Ecuador
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 12 October 2007 3 years ago 3
Two birds duetting in bamboo stand
Locality Pasochoa, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Tomas Grim 24 August 2009 1 year ago 2.9
Skulking in chusquea bamboo
Locality Pululahua, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
David Weaver 1 year ago 2.4
Skulking through Chusquea bamboo
Locality El Pahuma Orchid Reserve, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
David Weaver 2 years ago 1.4
Chorus song given by at least three birds of a group of five. Locality Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Scott Olmstead 9 November 2008 3 years ago 4.7