sedge wren (Cistothorus platensis)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 3.75 inches
Short, thin bill
Brown upperparts with pale streaks on back and crown
Buffy breast and flanks
Wings and tail barred with black
Short tail frequently held upright
Found in wet fields and marshes
Other wrens with indistinct superciliums are house, winter and rock wrens.
Winter wren is more reddish-brown above, darker below and has a shorter
tail. House wren lacks white streaking on the crown and back and is less
buffy on the underparts. Rock wren is larger with a contrast between the
gray back and brown rump and has buffy tips to the tail.
Migration Status: Short distance migrant
Breeding Habitat: Grassland
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: N/A
Clutch Size: 4-8
Length of Incubation: 12-16 days
Days to Fledge: 12-14
Number of Broods: 2?
Diet: Primarily insects
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May
Su - Summer: June, July, August R
Fall: September, October, November R
Winter: December, January, February
Calendar of Events
Sky Meadows Park
Crooked Run Valley