Southern House Wren
01 February 2010 18:34 Filed in: Troglodytidae Wrens Rio de Janeiro Itatiaia Sao Paulo Ubatuba Rio Grande do Sul Mostardas Lagoa do Peixe
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Bird name: Southern House Wren
Latin: Troglodytes musculus
Other: Corruíra-de-casa (Br) • Curucucha (Es) • Troglodytes aedon musculus
Family: Troglodytidae • Wrens
The Southern House Wren is found throughout Latin America. It is often viewed as a subspecies of House Wren, Troglodytes aedon, which extends throughout North America.
The House Wren is a great garden bird, with an attractive song. It is not shy and much easier to see than its European counterpart. I saw it in most habitats I visited.