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Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Polytypic: 18 subspecies
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Recommended Citation

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: