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Coraya Wren

The Coraya Wren (Pheugopedius coraya) is a species of bird in the Troglodytidae family, the wrens.


It is found in Amazonian northern and northwestern South America, the northern Amazon Basin and the Guianas, of Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, and Amazonian southeast Colombia, eastern Ecuador, and north and central Peru; also the southeastern Orinoco River Basin of Venezuela.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest.

Synoptic description

It is a medium sized wren, rufous-(chestnut)-brown overall with a medium length black-and-white banded tail. It has a buff white breast, white throat and an overall black head, flecked with white feathers; notably a narrow upper bright white eye stripe, and a narrow white eye ring of white feathers. It has a medium length black decurved bill, black eyes, and gray-black legs. It is darker brown on its back, deep brown-blackish wings, and lighter buff brown on its sides.


Range: northern Amazon Basin with the Guianas

Besides the northern Amazon Basin and the Guianas including the Guiana Highlands, the contiguous range in the southeastern Amazon Basin extends to Maranhao state Brazil, and covers the downstream third of the three north-flowing river systems: the Tapajos River, Xingu River, and the Araguaia-Tocantins River system; in the Andean west, in central Peru, the range extends southward, upstream 1300 km into the Ucayali River drainage region of central Peru.

The two non-Amazon Basin areas are the Caribbean Orinoco River of Venezuela, (in the southeast), and the north-flowing Atlantic areas of the Guianas. The Coraya Wren can be found on Ilha de Marajo at the Amazon River's outlet.


BirdLife International 2004. Thryothorus coraya. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007.

External links

Coraya Wren videos on the Internet Bird Collection

Coraya Wren photo gallery VIREO Photo-High Res

Photo-High Res; Article oiseaux

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