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SPECIES INFO

The Musician Wren or Organ Wren (Cyphorhinus arada) is a species of wren named for its elaborate song. It is native to South America. Locally it is known as Uirapuru or many other variants of this name, all based on the Tupi-Guarani wirapu 'ru. Among Amazonian populations the Musician Wren is the subject of several legends and fables, most relating to its beautiful song. One of these tells that when it starts singing all other birds stop their song to hear it. The Musician Wren is also believed to bring good luck, which leads some people to kill it in order to have it stuffed. Even though there are no reliable statistics of its numbers, the Musician Wren, due to its large range and relatively common sightings, is not considered endangered.

See also
  • Song Wren (C. phaeocephalus)

External links
  • [mms://audio.bl.uk/media/wren01.wma] Song of a Musician Wren in Windows Media Audio format, from the British Library.
  • Song of a Musician Wren in au format, from the Brazilian Government.
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