- Length: 4 inches
- Short, thin bill
- Bold white supercilium
- Brown upperparts
- Unstreaked crown
- Black back with white streaks
- White throat and breast
- Buffy belly and flanks
- Wings and tail barred with black
- Tail frequently held upright
- Sexes similar
- Found in marshes with tall, grassy vegetation
Bewick's Wren is similar but has unstreaked back. Sedge Wren has less
distinct supercilium and streaked crown.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.