Family Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Near Threatened

Yucatan Wren (Campylorhynchus yucatanicus)


Taxonomy

French: Troglodyte du Yucatan German: Yucatánzaunkönig Spanish: Cucarachero yucateco
Taxonomy:

Heleodytes brunneicapillus yucatanicus

Hellmayr

, 1934,

Río Lagartos, Yucatán, Mexico

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Sometimes regarded as a race of C. brunneicapillus, but differs significantly in plumage, voice, behaviour and nest form, while molecular data also disprove such an arrangement#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

N coast of Yucatán Peninsula from approximately Celestún E to El Cuyo (mostly in Yucatán State, marginally N Campeche), in E Mexico.

Descriptive notes

18 cm; 31–40 g. Has off-white supercilium, dark brown eyestripe, ear-coverts finely streaked brownish-grey; crown blackish-brown, shoulders and back dark brown with... read more

Voice

Song a series of 4–5 repeated notes, e.g. “chick che-wa chooo” etc, quite distinct from that... read more

Habitat

Coastal scrubland with scattered bushes 3–6 m in height, sometimes with Opuntia... read more

Food and feeding

No data on diet available. Forages in pairs and family groups, on ground and in low vegetation.

Breeding

Season May–Jul. Nest built by both sexes, an ovoid ball of grass with side entrance, usually c. 2–3 m above ground in bush;... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in the Yucatán Peninsula Coastal Scrub EBA. Common or abundant in undisturbed prime habitat, less so in marginal... read more

Recommended citation

Kroodsma, D., Brewer, D. & de Juana, E. (2019). Yucatan Wren (Campylorhynchus yucatanicus). 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/58094 on 22 January 2019).