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Rock Wren

Salpinctes obsoletus ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: TROGLODYTIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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A pale gray bird of rocky areas, the Rock Wren is found throughout arid western North America.

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Appearance

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Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Pale gray back.
  • Faintly striped throat.
  • Long, barred tail.
  • Long, thin bill.

Immature Description

Juvenile similar to adult, but duller, darker, and with little or no streaking on underparts.

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  • Adult

    Rock Wren

    Adult
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Anza-Borrego, California, April 2000

Similar Species

  • Canyon Wren is much darker, with a white throat, a rufous-and-black tail, and a different voice.