Living Bird Magazine
Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
- ORDER: Passeriformes
- FAMILY: Troglodytidae
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.More ID Info
- Cucarachero Sabanero (Spanish)
- Troglodyte à bec court (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Sedge Wren is one of the most nomadic territorial birds in North America. On a given area, it may be present in numbers in one year, and be completely absent the next.
- Many unconnected Sedge Wren populations occur throughout the Americas, from Canada to Tierra del Fuego.