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Subspecies pallescens
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Chamaya, Marañón Valley, east of Río Marañón. Peru, January, 2017
Campylorhynchus fasciatus


Upperside striped with pale gray vs dark gray (often shows brownish tinge in photos). Underside similar except that the dark gray in some areas consist of rows of spots rather than true bars.

Similar species

Band-backed Wren


South America: found in Ecuador and Peru. In the north only on the west side of the Andes, further south has also been reported on the east side.



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • C. f. pallescens:
  • Arid south-western Ecuador to north-western Peru (Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque)
  • C. f. fasciatus:
  • Arid western Peru (southern Piura to Huánuco and northern Lima)


Can be found at both low and high level sub-tropical and tropical areas of dry and moist forests, also in coastal shrub.


This large wren is noisy and very energetic.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase

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