Plumage/Description: Male and female plumage similar. Gray head, white throat, and a rich Rufous color on belly, wings, back, and tail. Long, slightly curved bill for probing in rock crevices.
Habitat: Pinyon/Juniper, Ponderosa
Time of year: Year-round
Relative Abundance: Common in appropriate habitat
Behavior: Canyon Wrens are found specifically in areas with an abundance of granite boulders. Outcroppings of boulders in the Prescott area occur randomly in both Pinyon/Juniper and Ponderosa Pine habitats. The entire life-cycle of Canyon Wrens revolves around their dependence upon rocky, cliff habitat. They build their nest in rock crevices, and forage for insects in rocky outcroppings.
Similar species: Rock Wren
Best Sites: Granite Dells, Granite Basin, Thumb Butte