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Marsh wren
Cistothorus palustris

Marsh wren
Marsh wren
Marsh wren

Size: 5 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: near water
Diet: aquatic insects, bird eggs
Nest: spheroidal nest attached to marsh grasses and cattails
Field Identification: dark brown crown and back, white underneath, light brown top of tail, buffy flank, cocked tail
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 60 Troglodytidae (wrens)
Genus: Cistothorus
Species: palustris

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