classic rocky habitat; creamy brown, long bill (California, USA; 2006-04-23)

Rock Wren
Salpinctes obsoletus

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: true to its name, this rather long-billed species is usually found on rocky outcrops in arid western regions of the continent; song consists of loud, trilled phrases repeated rhythmically several times; no sexual dimorphism.

frontal view; faint streaks on buffy breast (California, USA; 2007-01-13)

dorsal view; brown speckled with buff-color (California, USA; 2006-05-28)