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Canyon Wren

Catherpes mexicanus


The Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus) is a small North American songbird of the wren family Troglodytidae. It is resident throughout its range and is generally found in arid, rocky cliffs, outcrops and canyons. It is a small bird that is hard to see on its rocky habitat; however, it can be heard throughout the canyons by its distinctive loud and beautiful song. It is currently in a monotypic taxon and is the only species in the genus Catherpes.


rocky canyon in the California foothills


singing male

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California, USA

Spotted on Feb 16, 2013
Submitted on Mar 1, 2013

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