photo by Phil Swanson
L 5 3/4″ (15 cm).
Song or calls:
Listen (NGPC audio)
Descending series of clear, decelerating whistles: “tee-tee-tee-teer teer.” “Zzeep” call.
Description: Sexes similar. Finely mottled brown above, with rust-colored rump and tail; pure white throat and breast; and finely streaked dark chestnut-brown belly. Flattened crown and long bill.
Habitat: Found in steep, shady canyons and cliffs, usually near water.
Where in Nebraska: Accidental. Three records, east to Knox County.
Field Notes: Has also adapted to human structures such as stone buildings and rock walls.
Fun Facts: Canyon Wrens do not drink water, they get their water from insects.