A paper cutout of a photograph of a Sedge Wrenbirdin a summer field with small, white and yellow daisy-like flowers.
“Sedge Wren” in a field with Wild Bergamot and Fleabane

Sedge Wren

  • Scientific: Cistothorus stellaris
  • Spanish: Cucarachero Culibarrado
  • French: Troglodyte à bec court
  • Family: Wrens
  • Bird Code: SEWR

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Live and breed in shallow grassy marshes, wet fields and meadows with sedges or scattered bushes.


Breed in north-central U.S. and Canada. Winter in the southeastern U.S. and northeastern Mexico.

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Did you know?

Some male Sedge Wrens have several mates while others are monogamous. The latter’s nestlings have better survival rates. But those that mate with several partners can end up having more offspring in total, so it’s a win-win situation in both cases!