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Bewick's Wren

Thryomanes bewickii


The Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) is a wren native to North America. At about 14 cm long, it is grey-brown above, white below, with a long white eyebrow. While similar in appearance to the Carolina Wren, it has a long tail that is tipped in white. The song is loud and melodious, much like the song of other wrens. It lives in thickets, brush piles and hedgerows, open woodlands and scrubby areas, often near streams. It eats insects and spiders, which it gleans from vegetation or finds on the ground. Wrens are sometimes observed foraging with chickadees and other birds.


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DonnaPomeroy 7 years ago

Thank you Ava. I certainly hear a lot more of these guys, than I ever see! I got very lucky, stumbling across this singing male.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Donna, you're putting up such lovely pictures. I hear this little guy in my garden, but rarely see him and certainly can't get a picture of him -- hat's off to you!

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California, USA

Spotted on Jan 31, 2013
Submitted on Mar 1, 2013

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