Short-Billed Marsh Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

short-billed marsh wren

The short-billed marsh wren (Cistothorus platensis) is found in South Carolina marshes during the winter.

The short-billed marsh wren is a winter resident in South Carolina, where it lives in both freshwater marshes and brackish (slightly salty) marshes. This small, perching bird prefers grassy marshes with tall vegetation, which it builds nests in to hide from predators. The short-billed marsh wren feeds mainly on insects and spiders.