Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Wrens :: Rock Wren

Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus

Described by: Say (1823)
Alternate common name(s): American Rock Wren
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Colorado, USA - Date unknown © Steve Messick  Balmorhea Lake, Reeves County, Texas, USA - Apr 3, 2005 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Patagonia, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA - Jan 29, 2006 © Hans Spiecker 
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Sw. Canada and w. United States s. to s. Central America;
(1) Sw. Canada (sc. British Columbia, s. Alberta, and s. Saskatchewan) through the w. United States from w. North Dakota and w. South Dakota s. along the e. slope of the coastal ranges in Washington, Oregon and n. California e. to w. Nebraska, w. Kansas, w. Oklahoma, c. and s. Texas to n. and c. Mexico (sw. Tamualipas and s. in the central highlands).
(2) Guadeloupe Is.
(3) San Benito Is.
(4) Formerly in the Revillagigedo Is. (San Benedicto Is.).
(5) Se. Mexico to Honduras.
(6) El Salvador to nw. Costa Rica.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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