These species include Wood Duck, Great Blue Heron, Marsh Wren
(wetland species), Willow Flycatcher, Gray Catbird, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, and Song Sparrow (grassland and shrubby field species).
Kris Ohlenkamp of Topanga said the highlight of his day was seeing a few unusual birds: the red-naped sapsucker, Cassin's kingbird and a marsh wren
Nearby, a marsh wren
chitters in a tree and a savannah sparrow settles in below it.
Examples from North America include marsh wren
(Cistothorus palustris), sedge wren (Cistothorus platensis), northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos), yellow-breasted chat (Icterina virens), and cuckoos (Coccyzus spp.
Purple loosestrife also affects other species such as the bog turtle, long-billed marsh wren
, various shorebird and waterfowl species and the muskrat.
This study provides the first description of the chromosomes of seven of these species: Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus), Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus), Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus), Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus), Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii), Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis), and Marsh Wren
Species targeted during the passive observation period included: marsh wren
, yellow warbler, common yellowthroat, song sparrow, swamp sparrow, and red-winged blackbird.
The bold marsh wren
will construct its nest on a tall stem in plain sight, but inaccessible to most predators.
A marsh wren
(bottom) uses cattail leaves to weave a ballshaped nest - right onto some cattail stalks.
Clad in brown, black, and gray, the tiny marsh wren
is dwarfed by his more majestic peers in the fresh water marshes they prefer.
Nesting mortality and habitat selection by Marsh Wrens
Starting then and for the rest of his life, he photographed bitterns, red-winged blackbirds, and marsh wrens
, among other bird species.