Perching

Rock Wren

Salpinctes obsoletus
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Length: 6 in. (15 cm )
This wren occurs on arid hillside with boulders, canyons and cliff faces. Its nest is in a hole or niche among rocks. Food is principally insects and other small invertebrates gleaned from the base of rocks and low vegetation. A single male can sing more than 100 recognizable song variations.

The four-digit banding code is ROWR.

Female | Robert Shantz


Cliffs / boulders
Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Rock Wren
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 23, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/rock-wren

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Rock Wren. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 23, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/rock-wren

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Rock Wren". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/rock-wren

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Dr. Biology. "Rock Wren". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 23 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/rock-wren

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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