Sedge Wren

The Sedge Wren, Cistothorus platensis, is a small songbird of the Wren family. It is also known as the Short-billed Marsh Wren and in South America as the Grass Wren. There are about 20 different subspecies which are found across most of the Americas. Some of these forms may be separate species.

The Sedge Wren is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis Order PASSERIFORMES – Family TROGLODYTIDAE Issue No. 582 Authors: Herkert, James R., Donald E. Kroodsma, and James P. Gibbs * Articles * Multimedia * References Courtesy Preview This Introductory article that you are viewing is a courtesy preview of the full life history account of this species. The remaining articles (Distribution, Habitat, Behavior, etc. More

Use sedge wren in a SentenceSee images of sedge wrenSearch sedge wren on the WebAlso called marsh wren, short-billed marsh wren. - Origin: 1795–1805 Unabridged Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010. Cite This Source|Link To sedge wren sedge wren noun 1. small American wren inhabiting wet sedgy meadows 2. More

The Sedge Wren, Cistothorus platensis, is a small songbird of the Wren family. It is also known as the Short-billed Marsh Wren and in South America as the Grass Wren. There are about 20 different subspecies which are found across most of the Americas. Some of these forms may be separate species. Adults have brown upperparts with a light brown belly and flanks and a white throat and breast. The back has pale streaks. More

Sedge Wren - Cistothorus platensis Species of Concern Global Rank: G5 State Rank: S3B Agency Status USFWS: none USFS: none BLM: SENSITIVE FWP Conservation Tier: 1 PIF: 3 General DescriptionPlumage of the adult is warm and pale brown overall, giving the bird a "dull, plain-faced" appearance (Vickery 1983). More

Sedge Wren which had been found Saturday, 7 December 2002 by Peter Metropulos. We had missed it by about an hour on Sunday. Don Roberson has posted some interesting photos of the bird at: We arrived about 10:30 am between rain squalls. Mike Rogers, Ron Thorn, Jim Lomax, Al DeMartini and Tim Steurer were looking for the bird without success. Finally I decided to check the north end of the trail and count the Snowy Plovers. More

The sedge wren is one of the most widespread birds in the Western Hemisphere, and yet it is one of the most poorly understood. I've consulted references as far back as 1884 in which the author optimistically wrote that as the number of observers increase, “We shall, no doubt, learn more about these retiring little birds. More

Sedge Wren - Cistothorus platensis A shy resident of damp meadows and grasses. The Marsh Wren is a close relative, but is normally found in deeper-water marshes than is the Sedge Wren. Sedge Wrens generally stay well hidden, generally coming into view only when singing. Like some other Wrens, the male builds many dummy nests, only completing the one that the female selects. Habitat: Grassy marshes, wet meadows, lush grassy fields. More

This photo of a Sedge Wren was taken on July 26th, 2006 in Minnehaha County. Photo taken with Canon 20D, 400 5.6L. Sedge Wren - Cistothorus platensis Click for more photos of this species Click for more Sedge Wren photos - Click for information on this species Click here for more information on this species - All photos copyrighted. More

Sedge Wren: Breeds in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and New Brunswick south to Kansas, Missouri, and Delaware. Spends winters north to southern Illinois and Virginia. Found in dense marshlands and grasslands. Listen to Call Voice Text "chip-chip" Interesting Facts * The Sedge Wren is most often seen as it is flushed from grass and flies off, only to drop from view a few feet away. More

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habitats, the Sedge Wren moves around a great deal from year to year, not staying in one place for long. More

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BIOLOGY-NATURAL HISTORY: In summer, sedge wrens are found from southern Saskatchewan and Minnesota across the Great Lake States to the east. They winter along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, down into Mexico. Sedge wrens arrive in Pennsylvania in April and May, and migrate south to brackish coastal marshes from August to October. Among the last birds to nest in the state, sedge wrens may be found nesting here as late as August. More

Formerly known as the short-billed marsh wren, the sedge wren is a rare and local breeder found in wet fields and marshes. It is a small wren measuring 4 to 5 inches (10 - 12 cm) with brown upperparts, buff to white underparts and pale streaks on the back and crown. Sexes are similar and the juvenile is similar to adult except darker above. Tail is short with black barring and held upright. More

Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis At-a-Glance • Incubation: 12-16 days • Clutch Size: 4-8 eggs • Young Fledge: 12-14 days after hatching • Typical Foods: insects Description Sedge wrens have brown upperparts with pale streaks on the back and crown and a buffy breast. It is usually seen with its short tail held in an upright position. More

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Sedge Wren Habitat Model go to: USFWS Gulf of Maine Watershed Habitat Analysis go to: Species Table Feedback: We welcome your suggestions on improving this model! Draft Date: June 2001 Species: Sedge wren, Cistothorus platensis. Formerly known as short-billed marsh wren; the name was changed to distinguish it from the marsh wren, C. palustris. Use of Study Area Resources: Reproduction. More

The sedge wren is a small, brownish bird, roughly 3 More

Most sedge wrens occur east of a line from Knox to Gage Counties. Peak migrations in spring occur 1 to 12 May in spring and during 11 September to 9 October in fall. Platte River Status: An uncommon migrant and rare and local nesting species primarily east of Buffalo County. Tout (1947) did not record this wren in Lincoln County. Breeding Range: A locally common nesting species in the eastern and central portions of the Platte River Valley physiographic region. More

Breeding distribution of the Sedge Wren in the United States and southern Canada, based on Breeding Bird Survey data, 1985-1991. Scale represents average number of individuals detected per route per year. Map from Price, J., S. Droege, and A. Price. 1995. The summer atlas of North American birds. Academic Press, London, England. 364 pages. (Note: The Breeding Bird Survey may be conducted too early in the southern Great Plains to detect late-season nesting of Sedge Wrens . More

Field guide author David Sibley reported hearing a Sedge Wren at Great Meadows NWR in Concord, MA, on the evenening of 11 August, while he was there to investigate a reported small goose (which he identified as a Cackling Goose). The next evening a group of birders looking for both birds found this wren about half way along the dike on the right side. The bird was very secretive and stayed close to the ground, requiring patience to get a good look. More

The Sedge Wren, formerly known as "Short-billed Marsh Wren," can best be distinguished from other wrens by its relatively small size, streaked crown and back, faint buffy eye stripes, and a short tail which is often held upright. It is readily distinguished from the its close cousin, the Marsh Wren which has a much more prominent eyestripe. In summer, sedge wrens are found from southern Saskatchewan and Minnesota across the Great Lake region to the east. More

The Sedge Wren has a brown back and buffy underparts. The crown is brown streaked with white. The Sedge Wren also has a white eyebrow, a short, cocked tail, and a short, slender bill. The sexes are similar in appearance. A chattering trill is sung by the male Sedge Wren from a perch atop sedges or small bushes. The song has been likened to the rattling of a bag of marbles or the tapping of two sticks together, "chap-chap-chap-chap, chap, chap p-p-p-r-r-r. More

Sedge Wren singing his song on the marsh. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Troglodytidae
Genus : Cistothorus
Species : platensis
Authority : (Latham, 1790)