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Rock Wren
Salpinctes obsoletus

Wrens
Wren Family (Troglodytidae)

Size: Length: 12.5-15 cm Wingspan: 23 cm

Description: Extremely rare in the Canadian Rockies, rock wrens prefer rocky, open locales, generally within the montane and lower subalpine. The crown cheek, and nape are a mottled gray-brown which continues on the back and upper wings. There is a light eye stripe, darker on the bottom. The Throat and breast are whitish, lightly streaked with buff. The sides and flank are tinged with pinkish-buff. The rump is cinnamon, and the tail is also cinnamon with the exception of the two central feathers with are mottled gray-brown. The tail may also be held at right angles to the body. They build their nest in cracks and crevices in the rocks. They have an odd habit of paving the path to their nest with flat stones.

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