So what did you guess? All of these birds eat insects so they have that in common. Three of these birds are wrens and one is a warbler. Did you guess the warbler was the one with the shorter straighter bill? Wrens have a long slightly curved beak to pry insects from the cracks in rocks and tree bark.
Three kinds of wrens are pictured: Rock Wren, House Wren, and Canyon Wren. The first two are summer residents of Bandelier while the latter is a year around occupant. Wrens spend a lot of time flying and hunting near the ground while warblers are more likely to grab an insect in mid air. The warbler pictured is a Yellow-Rumped Warbler or Butter Butt due to the distinct yellow patches on their posterior.
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Last updated: November 22, 2020