adult; no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2006-05-07)

Marsh Wren
Troglodytes palustris

Native Range: North America

Notes: strictly a marsh-dweller, where the male sings its sewing-machine-like song amongst the reeds; secretive yet perky, often cocking tail.

white streaks on back (California, USA; 2006-05-07)

gray underparts, gray face (California, USA; 2006-03-19)

loud singer, cocky, decurved bill, yellow gape (California, USA; 2009-04-11)

adjacent to gobular nest made of reeds (California, USA; 2009-04-11)

showing white eye-stripes (California, USA; 2006-03-19)

posing for picture (California, USA; 2009-04-11)