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    Canyon Wren

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    Canyon Wren

    Catherpes mexicanus
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Troglodytidae
    Basic Description

    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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    Other Names
    • Saltapared Barranqueño (Spanish)
    • Troglodyte des canyons (French)
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