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Canyon Wren

Catherpes mexicanus ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: TROGLODYTIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Found throughout the arid mountain country and canyonlands of western North America, the Canyon Wren nests and feeds in narrow rock crevices. Often, it announces its presence by its beautiful and distinctive song, a loud cascade of musical whistles.

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Calls

Song is a musical descending cascade of liquid notes. Call is a loud, metallic buzz.

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