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(Chamaea fasciata)

The Wrentit is a common resident bird inhabiting dense riparian, coastal sage, chaparral and mountain brush lands from sea level to 8,800 feet. The bird is easily heard but difficult to see. The call can be heard year-round and resembles a ping-pong ball dropped on a table. The breeding season varies with elevation. On the Etiwanda Fan, Wrentit can breed from late February through late August.

Status: Not protected
Nesting habitat: Chaparral, coastal sage scrub, oak woodland, and urban parks
Diet: Insects, fruits, and seeds
Breeding season begins: Late February to early March
Nest type: Open cup
Typical number of eggs: 4
Incubated by: Both parents
Nestlings tended by: Both parents
Migratory: No
Active period on the Preserve: Year around (see graph)

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