Rock Wren

The rock wren (Salpinctes obsoletus) is a small songbird of the wren family, Troglodytidae. It is native to South America and western North America. These birds are permanent residents in the south of their range, but northern populations migrate to warmer areas from the central United States and southwest Canada southwards.

During the breeding season, they move to dry, rocky locations, including canyons, from southwestern Canada south to Costa Rica to build cup nests in a crevice or cavity, usually among rocks.

They actively hunt on the ground, around and under objects, probing with their bill as their extraction tool. They mainly eat insects and spiders.

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