Rock Wren on Shell Ridge standing over his nest

Rock Wren
Rock Wren on Shell Ridge standing over his nest
Species: Rock Wren   Salpinctes obsoletus
Author: Ethan Winning
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Added to IBC: 8 May 2013 - 07:35
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Altitude (m): 
50 meters


I saw four of these birds which turned out to be two mating pair. They are not as "shy" as other wrens, and I saw where they were nesting. Unfortunately, the nest was between two rocks 1,000 feet above the usual trail, and I climed that for 25 days straight until they had their babies and then were found lower in the hills. (Photo published in GG Audubon Society 2013 Calendar)


Ethan Winning, IBC1025770. Accessible at

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Ethan Winning, IBC1025770. Photo of Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus at Walnut Creek, USA (United States). Accessible at

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