Canyon Wren: Medium wren with rust-brown upperparts, fine white spots on gray-brown back, nape, and crown, white throat and breast, and white-spotted brown belly. Tail is long and brown with thin black bars. Head has a flattened appearance; bill is long, slender, and slightly decurved.
Range and Habitat
Canyon Wren: Resident from southern British Columbia southward through Pacific and Mountain states to Baja California and much of the Mexican interior, eastward to southwestern South Dakota and central Texas. Preferred habitats include cliffs, canyons, rocky outcrops, and boulder piles.
Its long bill and flat head enable it to reach deep into crevices to find prey.
The Canyon Wren is not known to drink water.
It probably gets all the water it needs from its insect prey. It has been seen foraging along the sides of desert springs, but not drinking.
A group of wrens has many collective nouns, including a "chime", "flight", "flock", and "herd" of wrens.
The Canyon Wren is a bird species that is native to the United States, Mexico and Canada. This bird has a range of more than 4 million square kilometers. The population of the Canyon Wren is thought to be more than 600,000 individual birds. The Canyon Wren was previously evaluated as Lower Risk. Today, this bird species is rated as Least Concern due to any immediate evidence that its range or population or in danger.