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Papagayo Bay, Guanacaste
Costa Rica


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/640 s, f/6.3, ISO 200 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Passeriformes   Family  Troglodytidae

Deutsch  Rotnacken-Zaunkönig Dutch  Roodnekwinterkoning
Italian  Scricciolo nucarossiccia Spanish  Cucarachero Nuquirrufo


The rufous-naped wren (Campylorhynchus rufinucha) is a songbird of the Troglodytidae family, the wrens. It is a resident breeding species from central-southwest Mexico to northwestern Costa Rica. This large wren breeds in lowlands and foothills from sea level up to 800 m (2,600 ft) altitude in forest or open woodland, scrub, second growth and savanna. It is found mainly on the Pacific side of the central mountain ranges. This species sometimes nests close to the nests of wasps and there is experimental evidence that those that do so are afforded substantial protection from predation. After breeding, families sleep together in dormitory nests like those used for breeding. This species has a short rasping call. The song is a mix of rich whistles, chatters and gurgles often given as a duet. The rufous-naped wren forages actively in low vegetation in pairs or family groups. It eats mainly insects, spiders and other invertebrates. This species is often tame and inquisitive.

Joyce, Frank J. (1993). " Le succès de nidification des rufous-naped wrens (Campylorhynchus rufinucha) est plus grand à proximité des nids de guêpes". Behavioral Ecology et sociobiologie. Springer-Verlag. 32 (2): 71-77. doi : 10:1007/BF00164038


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Rufous-naped Wren
Campylorhynchus rufinucha
Troglodyte ā nuque rousse