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Carolina Wren (Mating)

Thryothorus ludovicianus


Series: Two Carolina Wren's mating after a quite impressive song and dance by the male.


Wooded Marshland


According to Bird Houses 101,, "Carolina wrens are monogamous birds. Though not much is known about their mating habits it is reported that most Carolina wrens are monogamous not just for one breeding season but actually pair for life. To start of the mating process the male Carolina wrens put on an elaborate show to attract a female bird. It preens and hops around showing off its feathers and tail. As soon as a female wren comes close enough the male wren starts courting the female bird by circling around the bird and continuing on hopping in a stiff pattern. While doing this it puffs out its feathers and fans its tail as it tries to impress the female Carolina wren. Although not that common a sight, it has been reported that some male wrens even fetch and bring female wrens an offering of food while courting the female bird. Once the female bird is attracted to the male wren, they mate and is then bonded for life."

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LisaPowers 7 years ago

Excellent series! Congrats for catching such an event!

Nice timing! really enjoyed your spotting!

AshleyT 7 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Joseph R. Godreau
Joseph R. Godreau 7 years ago

Thank you.

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 7 years ago

Beautiful series of photos!

Joseph R. Godreau
Spotted by
Joseph R. Godreau

Michigan, USA

Spotted on Apr 20, 2016
Submitted on May 31, 2016

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