Range. - Pacific coast marshes of southern California and southward.
This species is similar to the last but darker and more heavily streaked below. They breed abundantly in salt marshes. building their nests in the grass or patches of seaweed barely above the water, and making them of grass and weeds, lined with hair; the eggs are dull grayish white, boldly splashed, spotted and clouded with brown and lavender. Size .78 x .55.