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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Members' Notes:

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Positive

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

I rate Positive most birds for just coming into our yard and pasture. I find them to be very special in that regard.

This year was our first to be able to claim them as a yard bird. Probably due to our not yet mowed for the season pasture. What a treasure it's been this year! This morning, I counted three males singing.

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? :)

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.