Canyon Wren

ID Info
  • Canyon Wren
  • Canyon Wren
  • Canyon Wren
Silhouette WrensWrens

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.

More ID Info
image of range map for Canyon WrenRange map provided by Birds of North AmericaExplore Maps
Other Names
  • Cucarachero Barranquero (Spanish)
  • Troglodyte des canyons (French)
  • Cool Facts