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Wren ID (So CA Mountains) (1 Viewer)

D Halas

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It's a Canyon Wren. House Wrens don't have such a long bill, and the throat is never such a pure white.


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:eek!: :eek!: :eek!: :t:

I took a photo of the area (and board) with my cell phone, on a separate walk yesterday, where the little guy popped out from :)


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With the way the climate is going in California it would not surprise me if birds that survive the ever more regular fires (mercifully outside the breeding season) that this species along with other canyonphiles will develop a dark-morph to evade predators and blend in with a scorched landscape much as the Peppered Moth did post Industrial Revolution in the UK and Basalt Wheatears have evolved in the dark lava flow habitat in Southern Syria and Jordan.....


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