Plain Wren (Thryothorus modestus) - HBW 10, p. 428
French: Troglodyte modeste
Spanish: Cucarachero Modesto
Other common names: Cabanis’s Wren, Modest Wren
Taxonomy: Thryothorus modestus Cabanis, 1861, San José, Costa Rica.
Frequently treated as conspecific with T. zeledoni, but the two differ substantially in song and plumage. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- modestus Cabanis, 1861 - S Mexico (extreme E Oaxaca, Chiapas), C & S Guatemala, W Honduras and El Salvador S in Pacific watershed to Costa Rica.
- elutus (Bangs, 1902) - Pacific drainage of Panama from about Costa Rican border to just E of Canal Zone.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird in dense vegetation Locality El Valle de Antón, Coclé Province, Panama
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2010 2 years ago 36 sec 3.7
A slighty slow-motioned shot Locality Panama
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2010 2 years ago 19 sec 3.5
A bird foraging in low vegetation. Locality Puente Sesecapa, Mapastepec, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp modestus)
Josep del Hoyo 4 April 2009 4 years ago 48 sec 3.2
An individual singing before moving away Locality Juan Hombron, Antón, Coclé Province, Panama (ssp elutus)
Greg Baker 25 October 2013 8 min ago ADDED TODAY! 16 sec 0
A bird perched on a tree.
Locality Morazán, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica
manuel retana 15 June 2009 4 years ago 3.8
An adult perched on a small bush.
Locality Jaltenango La Paz, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp modestus)
Ken Havard 9 February 2013 40 weeks ago 3
Bird perched and singing
Locality Hotel Bougainvillea, Santo Domingo, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Chris and Megan Perkins 13 March 2010 3 years ago 3
A bird on the ground.
Locality Palmares, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica
manuel retana 9 June 2009 4 years ago 2.7
Perching and singing.
Locality Santo Domingo, Chontales Department, Nicaragua
Orlando Jarquín G. 20 July 2011 2 years ago 2.3