Sepia-brown wren

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Sepia-brown Wren
Cinnycerthia olivascens.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae
Genus: Cinnycerthia
Species: C. olivascens
Binomial name
Cinnycerthia olivascens
Sharpe, 1881
  • Cinnicerthia olivascens

The Sepia-brown Wren or Sharpe's Wren (Cinnycerthia olivascens) is a species of bird in the Troglodytidae family. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Peruvian Wren (C. peruana), but under the common name Sepia-brown Wren. As presently defined, the Sepia-brown Wren is found in dense undergrowth of humid Andean forests in Colombia, Ecuador, and northern Peru.

The common name commemorates the British zoologist Richard Bowdler Sharpe.[2]

Illustration by Keulemans, 1881


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cinnycerthia olivascens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 309.