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Cistothorus apolinari (Apolinar's Wren)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Apolinar's wren (Cistothorus apolinari) is a passerine bird in the Troglodytidae family. It is endemic to the Andean areas of Colombia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland (between 2500 to 4000 metres altitude), freshwater lakes, and freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss. Its Spanish common name is cucarachero de pantano (literally: swamp cockroach hunter). This bird is small, (near 13 cm length) with brown head, grey patches around the eyes, streaked dark back and reddish tail.
View Wikipedia Record: Cistothorus apolinari


Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Cistothorus apolinari

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.04034
EDGE Score: 4.0311


Adult Weight [1]  17.7 grams
Male Weight [3]  18 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  100 %
Forages - Understory [2]  50 %
Forages - Ground [2]  50 %
Clutch Size [1]  2


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Northern Andean páramo Ecuador, Colombia Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Sumapaz Natural National Park 380542 Colombia  

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela Yes

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1rangeMapper - A package for easy generation of biodiversity (species richness) or life-history traits maps using species geographical ranges, Mihai Valcu and James Dale, 2011
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0