Babblers (Timaliidae)

Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata) - HBW 12, p. 137

French: Cama brune German: Chaparraltimalie Spanish: Camea

Taxonomy: Parus fasciatus Gambel, 1845, Monterey, Monterey County, California, USA.
Additional proposed races include intermedia (from interior and S areas of San Francisco Bay region of California), synonymized with rufula, and canicauda (from NW Baja California), treated as a synonym of henshawi. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • phaea Osgood, 1899 - extreme W USA from W Oregon (R Columbia) S along humid coastal belt to California border.
  • margra Browning, 1992 - interior S Oregon.
  • rufula Ridgway, 1903 - NW California coast from Oregon border S to San Francisco Bay area.

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  • phaea Osgood, 1899 - extreme W USA from W Oregon (R Columbia) S along humid coastal belt to California border.
  • margra Browning, 1992 - interior S Oregon.
  • rufula Ridgway, 1903 - NW California coast from Oregon border S to San Francisco Bay area.
  • fasciata (Gambel, 1845) - coastal C California (from W Monterey County S to C San Luis Obispo County).
  • henshawi Ridgway, 1882 - interior and coastal S California, and extreme NW Mexico (NW Baja California).