Genus Catherpes


Canyon wren - Similar to the Rock Wren in habitat and habits, the Canyon Wren prefers rocky environments near water, particularly in fairly dry country and steep terrain . It feeds on insects and spiders by probing into crevices with its long bill. Its coloration is rustier than that of the Rock Wren, even on the belly, with a contrasting white throat and breast. The Canyon Wren is more often heard than seen, and its falling series of whistles is one of the more familiar bird calls of the canyons of the western United States.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Troglodytidae
Genus : Catherpes