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Marsh Wren

Cistothorus palustris


Small brown wren with patterned back and tail. Tail is short and maybe seen in uprigh position when it senses danger. Bird has a very loud chatter and most times you can hear them more then see them as they are shy birds popping out to view the danger or call for a mate.


marshes with tall reeds and grasses.

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Jellis 6 years ago

Thank you Victoria. They are sooo cute but make so much racket

I love this!

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Alameda, California, USA

Lat: 37.49, Long: -121.98

Spotted on Mar 24, 2013
Submitted on Mar 25, 2013

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