Medium-sized wren with a long tail and thin bill. Pale brown above and whitish below with slight buffy or peachy wash on the lower belly. Back and wings are finely speckled. Note pale eyebrow stripe.
Underparts are finely streaked, but often look whitish. Lower belly is washed in a pale peachy color. Upperparts are pale brown with speckling. Bounces up and down as it stands.
Has a habit of bobbing quickly down and then up again while standing.
Found in rocky habitats; frequently bobs body up and down. Pale brown above with finely speckled back and wings. Note pale eyebrow stripe.
- Small songbird.
- Pale gray back.
- Faintly striped throat.
- Long, barred tail.
- Long, thin bill.
Immature DescriptionJuvenile similar to adult, but duller, darker, and with little or no streaking on underparts.
Relative Sizesparrow-sized or smaller
- Both Sexes
- Length: 4.9-5.9 in (12.5-15 cm)
- Weight: 0.5-0.6 oz (15-18 g)
- Wingspan: 8.7-9.4 in (22-24 cm)
Don't miss a thing! Join our email list
The Cornell Lab will send you updates about birds, birding, and opportunities to help bird conservation.