More often heard than seen, this perky little bird with a cocked tail lives in the chaparral, a semi-arid scrubland terrain. It is a hardy, insect-eating species. Wrentits occupy very small territories, where many remain throughout their lives. Males proclaim their presence with loud singing.

• NliST A compact, cup-shaped nest made of plant fibers, hairs, and spiderwebs, placed in a low bush.

• Distribution w. usa from

Oregon to California, and part of Mexico (Baja California).

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Family 'flMAI.llDAK

Species chamaea fasciata


Species Poma/os/omus ruficeps

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