Monday, February 1, 2010

Sedge Wrens

At our last field site, in the neighborhood of Reserva Biológica Monte Uyuca, we found a population of Sedge Wrens. They're not in the reserve, but are quite common in nearby pine-oak forests with a grassy and shrubby understory on the other side of road Tegucigalpa - Danli.

Howell & Webb's Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America (1995) mentions small, disjunct populations in northeastern El Salvador, western Honduras and western Nicaragua. Their map for the species shows two dots in western Honduras, none in the area where are in now, between Tegucigalpa and Danli. I had never seen this species in Honduras before, but we found several pairs at yesterday's and today's field sites.

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