Sinaloa Wren

Thryophilus sinaloa

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Code 4

SIWR

Code 6

THRSIN

ITIS

Egg Color:

Blue-white



Number of Eggs:

4 - 5



Incubation Days:



Egg Incubator:

Unknown



Nest Location:

Often in acacia trees near a hornet's nest or a colony of an aggressive ant species.



Nest Material:

Grass stems, shredded bark, twigs



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

Sinaloa Wren: A small wren, gray-brown above, white-gray underparts and distinct black and white barring on side of the neck, white line above eye, red-brown tail with black barring, barring on vent, red-brown legs, brown eyes, sexes similar. Forages for arthropods by picking them from vegetation near and three to four meters above the ground.

Range and Habitat

Sinaloa Wren: Endemic to western Mexico, where it is found from Sonora and Chihuahua south to west Oaxaca. Inhabits different types of open woodland, such as thorn-oak and tropical deciduous forests. Found in disturbed areas as well. Resides from sea level to 2000 meters.

Breeding and Nesting

Sinaloa Wren: Lays 5 white-blue eggs in a purse-shaped nest made of grass placed over a branch.

Foraging and Feeding

Sinaloa Wren: Forages at medium to low levels in vegetation primarily on invertebrates.

Vocalization

Sinaloa Wren: Song is a series of variable whistles and trills. Females sing a simpler and shorter version. Calls include dry chatter and raspy notes.

Similar Species

Sinaloa Wren: Bewick's Wren is smaller with a brown tail with white tips. Canyon Wren has spotted upperparts and underparts.

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

VentX
Birds do not have two separate cavities for excrement and reproduction like humans do. In birds, there is one single entrance/exit that suits both functions called the vent, cloaca or anus.
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