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Yucatan Wren - BirdForum Opus

Campylorhynchus yucatanicus
Photo © by steenl
Celestun, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.


Juvenile less strongly marked than the adult


northern Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dry shrubland and coastal strip of the northern Yucatán Peninsula.


Usually skulking and therefore difficult to see. It forages on the ground, and the diet includes insects, lizards and fruits.

The male builds several nests on a tree which the female inspects. If she does not like any,the male rebuilds them and even constructs more, making the tree look like a nest colony. 3 to 4 eggs are laid and are incubated by both sexes. Both parents feed the young. The young fledge after 1 month.


Recording (not very good quality) by NJLarsen at Las Coloradas Rd, Yucatan, Mexico, 3 May 2012.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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