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Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae
Genus: Cistothorus
Species: platensis

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Lakeland, Florida
Franklin Grove, Illinois
Polk City, Iowa
Yale, Iowa
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Austin, Texas
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Positive

On Aug 15, 2012, Chillybean from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This year (2012) was our first to be able to claim them as a yard bird. Probably due to our not yet mowed pasture. What a treasure it's been this year! This morning, I counted three males singing. Some birders believe the Sedge Wren breeds up north, but as they make their way south, they raise a second brood.

Their song is much like a sewing machine starting up, but then after a few stitches, he stops. Is our little "tailor" just learning to sew? One interesting tidbit I have experienced is they will continue singing through the night. I had to go out to quiet one of our domestic animals when I heard him carrying on. When do those fellows sleep?!

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Last year (2015), we had a passerby in May, but then they came back in July. Based on th... read more

Neutral

On Aug 31, 2009, Mrs_Ed from Whiteside County, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Cute little secretive bird that hides in the grass. I found them at Nachusa Grasslands, a Nature Conservancy property, amongst some mid-height grass. If I had not heard the chattering I would never have seen this bird.

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