An unmistakable large wren of semi-open areas on Pacific slope. Crown black, long bold white superciliary, ear-coverts blackish; upper back rufous, becoming browner on remainder of back; wings boldly barred buffy whitish and dusky; tail blackish boldly barred whitish, and with broad white tips; creamy white below.
Habits and Behavior
Usually in pairs or small family groups; tail often cocked, and regularly fanned or swivelled around. Has a varied vocal repertoire consisting of repeated loud phrases, some harsh and some more melodic, frequently given as a duet.