French: Troglodyte bambla German: Weißbinden-Zaunkönig Spanish: Cucarachero alifranjeado
Cayenne, French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
M. b. bambla
(Boddaert, 1783) – Eastern Wing-banded Wren – extreme E Venezuela (E Bolívar), the Guianas and N Brazil (Roraima E to Amapá).
M. b. caurensis
Berlepsch & E. J. O. Hartert, 1902 – S & SE Venezuela (S Bolívar, Amazonas) and extreme E Colombia.
M. b. albigularis
(P. L. Sclater, 1858) – Western Wing-banded Wren – E Ecuador (Sucumbíos, Napo, Pastaza), N & SC Peru (upper R Tigre#R, foothills of C Peru#R) and NW Brazil (N Amazonas).
11·5 cm; c. 17–19 g. Nominate race has lores and ear-coverts dark brown; crown and upperparts blackish-brown, each feather obscurely tipped darker brown; primaries,... read more
Song is a beautiful series of 3–6 clear, pure high-pitched notes separated by short pauses;... read more
Lowland rainforest, including forest with dense understorey and somewhat more open types; essential... read more
Food and feeding
Adults in French Guiana seen to carry moths (Lepidoptera), worms, orthopterans, spiders (Araneae) and tiny frogs to nest; no other data on... read more
Two nests described (both in Nouragues Natural Reserve), on 21st and 22nd Mar, and individual carrying food on 21st Jan, all in French... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widely distributed but not particularly common in French Guiana; only recently discovered in Suriname, where is probably rare; apparently commoner in... read more
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