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Rock Wren

Salpinctes obsoletus

Description:

Back is gray and speckled with light dots. Its flanks are buff-yellow, and its breast is white streaked with gray. Two eye-lines, white over dark, extend behind the eye. In flight, a brown rump patch is evident, as are the pale tips of the tail. The pale tip extends almost all the way across in a terminal band, but is interrupted in the middle by gray. The undertail coverts are white with black bars. Juveniles look like adults but have less streaking on their breasts.

Habitat:

Rocky canyon near stream.


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Utah, USA

Lat: 37.22, Long: -113.40

Spotted on Oct 15, 2008
Submitted on Jan 17, 2012

Spotted for mission

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