Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Rufous-naped Wren (Campylorhynchus rufinucha) - HBW 10, p. 404

French: Troglodyte à nuque rousse German: Rotnacken-Zaunkönig Spanish: Cucarachero Nuquirrufo
Other common names: Rufous-naped Cactus-wren; Sclater's Wren (humilis); Hooded Cactus-wren, Rufous-backed Wren (capistratus group)

Taxonomy: Picolaptes rufinucha Lesson, 1838, Veracruz, Mexico.
Some authors divide races into three informal groups: humilis; nominate; and the four remaining southernmost subspecies. Races humilis and nigricaudatus intergrade in S Mexico (Chiapas). Six subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • humilis P. L. Sclater, 1856 - W Mexico (Colima E to W Chiapas).
  • rufinucha (Lesson, 1838) - E Mexico (Veracruz and adjacent N Oaxaca).
  • nigricaudatus (Nelson, 1897) - S Mexico (Chiapas) and W Guatemala.

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  • humilis P. L. Sclater, 1856 - W Mexico (Colima E to W Chiapas).
  • rufinucha (Lesson, 1838) - E Mexico (Veracruz and adjacent N Oaxaca).
  • nigricaudatus (Nelson, 1897) - S Mexico (Chiapas) and W Guatemala.
  • castaneus Ridgway, 1888 - interior of Guatemala E to Honduras and Nicaragua.
  • capistratus (Lesson, 1842) - Pacific coast of El Salvador and Nicaragua S to NW Costa Rica.
  • nicoyae A. R. Phillips, 1986 - Nicoya Peninsula, in NW Costa Rica.