"Pacific" Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes pacificus), Pine Mountain Wilderness, Nelson Place, Yavapai County
Pacific Winter Wren was discovered and photographed by Stig Tjotta on 17 January 2009.
For discussion of the status and identification of
the two forms of
Winter Wren see earlier post
and Pacific Winter Wrens are likely to be split into separate species in the
future, so the ABC is requesting reports of both forms to clarify their status
in the state. It is generally assumed that Pacific Wren is more regular in
the state and Eastern Winter Wren is rare, but documentation is needed to
This bird shows the classic warm brown throat and lack of dorsal spotting
that is supposed to be characteristic of Pacific Winter Wren.
17 January 2009, photo by Stig TjottaAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 18 May 2009