Sinaloa Wren (Thryothorus sinaloa), Huachuca Canyon, Cochise County
This Sinaloa Wren was discovered by Diane Touret
on 14 April 2009 in Huachuca Canyon in the area downstream from the Camp
Coconino complex (the first bathroom area). It was videotaped by Rick Thompson
on 15 April 2009. Below are a video grab from that video, sound recordings
extracted from the video and a link to the video on YouTube.
There is only one previous record of this species for the ABA area, the bird discovered at Patagonia last year. See
species is essentially a west Mexican endemic. It is regular in central Sonora
and is reported to be expanding its range northward so that it now can
apparently be found within 30 miles of the US border.
The photos show the rusty tail, brown back and striped face which are sufficient to eliminate Carolina, Happy and Bewick's Wren, the most likely confusion species. The recordings clearly document the remarkable and unmistakable song of this species.
15 April 2009, videograb by Rick Thompson
17 April 2009, photo by Laurens HalseyAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Sinaloa Wren, Huachuca Canyon - 15 April 2009 (R. Thompson)
Sinaloa Wren, calls, Huachuca Canyon - 15 April 2009 (R.
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GPS location (Google Earth): 31.542179 N and -110.373119 W
Submitted on 15 April 2009