Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Sharpe's Wren (Cinnycerthia olivascens) - HBW 10, p. 411

French: Troglodyte de Sharpe German: Nördlicher Sepiazaunkönig Spanish: Cucarachero Sepia
Other common names: Sepia-brown Wren (when merged with C. peruana and C. fulva)

Taxonomy: Cinnicerthia [sic] olivascens Sharpe, 1882, Santa Elena, Antioquia, Colombia.
Formerly treated as conspecific with C. peruana and C. fulva; recent studies indicate, however, that the three are distinct species, differing in e.g. plumage and/or voice. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • olivascens Sharpe, 1882 - W & C Andes of Colombia (S from Antioquia) S to extreme N Peru.
  • bogotensis (Matschie, 1885) - W slope of E Andes of Colombia (Santander S to Cundinamarca).