Munchique Wood-Wren


Munchique Wood-Wren
Munchique Wood-Wren
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae
Genus: Henicorhina
Species: H. negreti
Binomial name
Henicorhina negreti
Salaman, Coopmans, Donegan, Mulligan, Cortés, Hilty & Ortega, 2003

The Munchique Wood-Wren (Henicorhina negreti) is a member of the wren family (Troglodytidae), described as new to science in 2003. It was first observed by Steven Hilty in the 1980s and not described until detailed studies by Paul Salaman, Paul Coopmans, Thomas Donegan and others in the region in 2001. The Munchique Wood-Wren is replaced sharply by the Grey-breasted Wood-Wren at lower elevations and on an opposite Andean mountain slope.

The bird is found on the Munchique Massif in the western Andes in the Chocó Endemic Bird Area, Colombia.

The species' scientific name honours Álvaro José Negret, a Colombian ornithologist who died in 1998.

Munchique Wood-Wren was the first bird species to be described as new to science in an electronic journal rather than in a traditional print-only journal (http://www.ornitologiacolombiana.org).

References

  • Salaman, Paul, Paul Coopmans, Thomas M. Donegan, Mark Mulligan, Alex Cortés, Steven L. Hilty and Luis Alfonso Ortega (2003) A new species of wood-wren (Troglodytidae: Henicorhina) from the western Andes of Colombia Ornitologia Colombiana Vol. 1 pp.4-21 PDF fulltext