Speckle-breasted Wren (Thryothorus sclateri) - HBW 10, p. 424
French: Troglodyte de Sclater
Spanish: Cucarachero Jaspeado
Other common names: Maranon Wren
Taxonomy: Thryothorus sclateri Taczanowski, 1879, Guajango, River Marañón, Cajamarca, Peru.
Sometimes treated as conspecific with T. maculipectus or T. rutilus, or with both, but all three differ substantially in plumage and in song. Race paucimaculatus suggested by some as meriting rank of full species. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- columbianus (Chapman, 1924) - Colombia, on W slope of C Andes (in Valle) and, disjunctly, W slope of E range (in Cundinamarca).
- paucimaculatus Sharpe, 1882 - W Ecuador (Manabí S to Loja).
- sclateri Taczanowski, 1879 - R Marañón drainage in extreme S Ecuador and N Peru (Cajamarca).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 8 videos
A bird foraging through the scrubs. Locality Limon Canyon, Olmos, Lambayeque Department, Peru (ssp sclateri )
Yoel Jimenez 20 November 2012 39 weeks ago 27 sec 4.3
a bird in the bush Locality Tamborapa, Cajamarca Department, Peru (ssp sclateri)
herve jacob 4 November 2010 2 years ago 27 sec 4.3
A bird foraging around. Locality Olmos, Lambayeque Department, Peru (ssp sclateri )
Yoel Jimenez 20 November 2012 46 weeks ago 16 sec 4.2
A bird in a tree above, duetting with another. Locality Bolombolo, Antioquía Department, Colombia (ssp columbianus)
Keith Blomerley 9 November 2012 47 weeks ago 27 sec 4
side view, perched Locality Concordia, Antioquía Department, Colombia (ssp columbianus)
Martin Kennewell 27 May 2012 1 year ago 35 sec 4
2 birds in the bush Locality Limon Canyon, Olmos, Lambayeque Department, Peru (ssp sclateri)
Daniêl Jimenez 21 November 2012 37 weeks ago 39 sec 3.7
A group of three birds were seen and this was one of them singing back to playback of its song. Locality Río Palenque Reserve, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Sam Woods 21 July 2009 3 years ago 4
Two birds duetting Locality Bolombolo, Antioquía Department, Colombia
Keith Blomerley 9 November 2012 21 weeks ago 0