Range. - Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska.
This species is similar to the Hudsonian in having a brown crown and black throat, but has in addition, a chestnut colored back and sides. They breed locally in Oregon, more commonly in Washington and are abundant in British Columbia, making the nests of animal fur in holes in dead stubs. Their eggs vary in number from five to eight and are creamy white, dotted with reddish; size .60 x .45. Data. - Dayton, Oregon, May 28, 1806. Nest of hair and fur in willow stub, 10 feet up.
Range. - Coast regions of California.
This variety is not as rufous on the sides as the more northern one. Its habits and eggs are the same.
Range. - About Monterey Bay, California.
This variety is said to have no rusty on the flanks. Its habits and eggs are like those of the others.
Range. - Interior of California from Lower California to the Sacramento Valley.
This duller colored variety has the same nesting habits and similar eggs to those of the Coast Wren-tit.
Range. - Pacific coast from southern California north to Oregon.
These peculiar brownish gray colored birds frequent the tangled underbrush of ravines and mountain sides where they lead the life of a recluse. They nest at low elevations in the densest thickets, making them of twigs, strips of bark, grasses and feathers, compactly woven together and located in bushes from one to four feet from the ground. They lay from three to five plain, unmarked, pure white eggs; size .75 x .54. Data. - White Wrights, Cal. Nest in a tangle of vines in a deep ravine; composed of strips of bark, moss and grasses, lined with cattle hair; a bulky nest.