Sinaloa Wren (Thryothorus sinaloa), Santa Gertrudis Lane, Santa Cruz County
This Sinaloa Wren was
found by independently by Bill Lisowsky and Steven Bonta on 01 January 2018 and
photographed by Bill Lisowsky, Rob Woodward, and Steven
Bonta on the same date.
~4 accepted records for the state, some birds
disappearing for months before apparently reappearing,
making actual number of records difficult to determine.
Though this species had previous been seen a few miles
away in Tubac, this is a new location for the species.
This 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.
Separated from similar species by the large bill, black and white streaking at the rear of the auriculars and rusty tail contrasting with the brownish back. Ratchet call was heard as well.
01 January 2018, photo by Bill Lisowsky
01 January 2018, photo by Rob Woodward
01 January 2018, photo by Steven BontaAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 02 January 2018