Family Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Vulnerable

Clarion Wren (Troglodytes tanneri)


Taxonomy

French: Troglodyte de Clarion German: Clariónzaunkönig Spanish: Chochín de la Clarión
Taxonomy:

Troglodytes tanneri

C. H. Townsend

, 1890,

Clarión Island, in Revillagigedo Group, off west Mexico

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Often treated as conspecific with T. aedon, T. beani and T. cobbi. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Clarión I, in Revillagigedo Group, off W Mexico.

Descriptive notes

12·5–14 cm. Has grey-brown lores, buffy-white supercilium, grey-brown ear-coverts obscurely mottled lighter brown; crown and nape dull blackish-brown, back dull grey-... read more

Voice

Song usually begins with 2 or more gruff “chut” notes, then continues as a warble, resembles that... read more

Habitat

Arid scrub and cactus bush.

Food and feeding

No published information.

Breeding

Season at least Oct–May; nests in cavities in pockets of volcanic rock and sand, as well as in cavities in anthropogenic equipment... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Confined entirely to Clarión I, a small island (8 km long) in Revillagigedo Group, off W Mexico; described in 1898 as “not uncommon”.... read more

Recommended citation

Kroodsma, D., Brewer, D. & de Juana, E. (2018). Clarion Wren (Troglodytes tanneri). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58154 on 10 December 2018).