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Boucard's Wren - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by bajadreamer
Oaxaca Valley, Mexico, December 2018
Campylorhynchus jocosus


17 cm (6¾ in)

  • Dark chocolate brown crown
  • Reddish tinge to nape
  • Whitish supercilium
  • Blackish eyestripe
  • Dark grey ear-coverts


North America: found in arid oak-pine forests of southern Mexican plateau.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Semi-arid desert scrub and cactus areas near streams. In Puebla also in more mesic habitat, for example beside Rio Atoyac. Observed at 1500 m.


Often in small family groups.


Their diet consists of insects, invertebrates and cactus seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BF Member observations
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2019)

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