Utah Bird Profile
 Rock Wren - Salpinctes obsoletus

Name Roots: (Gr. salpinctes, "a trumpeter" - L. obsoletus, "indistinct" [coloration])

In Utah:  
characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a crevice nest. This species is an occasional cowbird host. This species is an insectivore: ground gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in rock and playa habitats.

by Paul Higgins

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