Coraya Wren (Thryothorus coraya)

Coraya Wren

Coraya Wren

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Troglodytidae | [latin] Thryothorus coraya | [UK] Coraya Wren | [FR] Troglodyte coraya | [DE] Coraya-Zaunkonig | [ES] Ratona de las Lluvias | [NL] Coraya-winterkoning


Monotypic species


Physical charateristics

It is a medium sized wren, rufous-(chestnut)-brown overall with a medium length black-and-white banded tail. It has a buff white breast, white throat and an overall black head, flecked with white feathers; notably a narrow upper bright white eye stripe, and a narrow white eye ring of white feathers. It has a medium length black decurved bill, black eyes, and gray-black legs. It is darker brown on its back, deep brown-blackish wings, and lighter buff brown on its sides.

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South America : North, Central Amazonia


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest. It is common in rain forests and capoeiras, where it lives in pairs or in family groups.


Builds a globular nest with a side entrance low above ground. It is made of dry leafs. Clutch sieze is two eggs.

Feeding habits

Forages in pairs or small groups for insects in lower parts of forest.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 3,800,000 km2. The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘frequent’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
It is found in Amazonian northern and northwestern South America, the northern Amazon Basin and the Guianas, of Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, and Amazonian southeast Colombia, eastern Ecuador, and north and central Peru; also the southeastern Orinoco River Basin of Venezuela.
Coraya Wren status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Coraya Wren distribution range map

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