Munchique wood wren

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Munchique wood wren
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 Cauca Endemic Bird Area, Colombia.

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

The 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).

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