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Wrentit

Chamaea fasciata ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: SYLVIIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A common bird of the Pacific Coast chaparral, the Wrentit can be difficult to see as it skulks through the dense scrub. Its taxonomy, or placement in the classification of bird families, has proven very difficult to pin down. It's not closely related to any other North American species.

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Appearance

Chickadeelike
Chickadeelike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Dull, grayish brown.
  • Long tail.
  • White eyes.
  • Small bill.

Immature Description

Similar to adult.

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Similar Species

  • Bushtit is smaller and more slender, travels in flocks, and does not hide so persistently.