Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Stripe-throated Wren (Thryothorus leucopogon) - HBW 10, p. 427

French: Troglodyte balafré German: Streifenkehl-Zaunkönig Spanish: Cucarachero Gorgirrayado
Other common names: Festa’s Wren

Taxonomy: Thryophilus leucopogon Salvadori and Festa, 1899, River Peripa, Pichincha, Ecuador.
Sometimes treated as conspecific with T. thoracicus, but differs significantly in both song and plumage. Recently discovered population in W San Blas (Panama) not yet assigned to either race, tentatively included in grisescens. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • grisescens (Griscom, 1932) - Caribbean slope in E Panama (W San Blas, Darién) and N Colombia.
  • leucopogon (Salvadori & Festa, 1899) - E Panama (Pacific slope of Darién) and Pacific drainage of Colombia and Ecuador.

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