The Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata) is the sole North American representative of its family, and is restricted to the extreme West coast of the US. They are secretive and hard to spot, occupying dense understory and chaparral, but easier to hear! This one was recorded unseen on the hillsides above the Big Sur River in Central California.
Douglas Von Gausig (recordist; copyright holder), Naturesongs.com
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