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Sedge Wren

Cistothorus platensis ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: TROGLODYTIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A small, secretive wren that breeds in short grass and sedge marshes. Perhaps because of the highly transitory nature of its nesting habitats, the Sedge Wren moves around a great deal from year to year, not staying in one place for long.

Appearance

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Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small buffy bird with thin bill.
  • Short tail often held upright.
  • Bold streaks on back.
  • Narrow streaks on crown.

Immature Description

Like adult.

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Similar Species

  • Marsh Wren has similar streaks on back, but is darker, has a dark unstreaked crown, and has a bolder eyestripe.

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