The Wrentit is a small brown bird that often holds its long tail at almost a right angle to its body in a similar fashion to a wren. The Wrentit has a song that is familiar in any chaparral community it sounds like a bouncing ball. The sound gets shorter and faster. Something like this: wren—tit—tit-tit-tit-t-t-t.
The Wrentit is found throughout California in chaparral and brushy areas in forests. They are absent from the open desert scrub lands.
The Wrentit lives in very dense stiff brush. It is able to fly around in this environment and still keep its feathers together.
The Wrentit is found throughout California where dense foraging habitat is available. Young Wrentits move upslope in spring.
The Wrentit enjoys bird baths, Make sure they are up high and have a bush near by for cover. Cats are very bad for Wrentits and other native birds. They live in low areas that are very accessible to cats.