Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus Scientific name definitions

Stephanie L. Jones, Joseph Scott Dieni, Nathanial B. Warning, David Leatherman, Lorraine Dargis, and Lauryn Benedict
Version: 2.0 — Published January 6, 2023

Figures from this Account

Distribution of the Canyon Wren
Figure 1. Annual cycle of of breeding and molt.

Thick lines show peak activity, thin lines off peak.

Figure 2. Canyon Wrens often forage in rocky crevices.

Drawing by J. Schmitt.

Figure 3. Two male song types and the typical female song type.

Two canyon wren male song types given by a single bird, showing typical “cascades” of similar notes (A) without and (B) with buzzy end notes (Larimer County, Colorado, 6 June 2011, L. Benedict unpublished recordings). A female song (C) recorded in Larimer County, Colorado, 27 June 2016, ML101806451.

Recommended Citation

Jones, S. L., J. S. Dieni, N. B. Warning, D. Leatherman, L. Dargis, and L. Benedict (2023). Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.canwre.02