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Bicolored Wren - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Robert Scanlon
Arrecifes, Tayrona, Colombia, May 2004
Campylorhynchus griseus


Subspecies albicilius
Photo © by NJ Larsen
El Camarones, Guajira, Colombia, 28 August 2023

21–22 cm

  • Dark chocolate-brown crown and nape
  • White underparts
  • Whitish supercilium
  • Dark brown eyestripe


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil



There are 6 subspecies[1]:

  • C. g. albicilius:
  • C. g. zimmeri:
  • C. g. bicolor:
  • Colombia (upper Río Magdalena, Santander and Boyacá)
  • C. g. minor:
  • C. g. pallidus:
  • C. g. griseus:


Semi-arid savanna, brushlands, open woods and beaches.


Photo by NJLarsen
Mountain House, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, 19 August 2023

It seems typical that the nest is a bulky structure involving materials that include trash.


Their main diet consists of invertebrates, but they also eat a lot of vegetable matter including berries and fruit.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Birdforum Member observations
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2015)

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