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Marsh Wren -
(Cistothorus palustris)



  • Small songbird
  • Brown above, whitish below
  • White stripe above eye
  • White striping on upper back
  • 5-6" (13-15 cm.)


  • Shallow marsh

Additional Information

  • Common migrant, fairly common
         summer resident
  • Prefers extensive cattail marshes
  • Erratic nester -- may show up in an
    area one year and not the next
  • Song is a rattly trill
  • Sings day and night

Marsh Wren singing on a grassy perch 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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