Troglodytes cobbi (Cobb’s wren) is a wren found only in the Falkland islands. Troglodytes cobbi is named Cobb’s wren after Arthur F. Cobb who collected the first specimen from which the species was described on Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, in July 1908.
Classified as ‘Vulnerable’ to extinction by the IUCN due to
Under threat predominantly from the potential
Endemic to the Falkland Islands, Cobb’s wren is larger than closely related species in the Americas and has markedly different habits.
It survives on small islands free of introduced predators and with native tussac grass habitat. Its population is stable, but vulnerable.
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