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House Wren

Troglodytes aedon


Adults are 11 to 13 cm (4.3 to 5.1 in) long, with a 15 cm (5.9 in) wingspan and weigh about 10 to 12 g (0.35 to 0.42 oz). The subspecies vary greatly, with upper parts ranging from dull greyish-brown to rich rufescent-brown, and the underparts ranging from brown, over buff and pale grey, to pure white. All subspecies have blackish barring to the wings and tail, and some also to the flanks. All subspecies show a faint eye-ring and eyebrow and have a long, thin bill with a blackish upper mandible, and a black-tipped yellowish or pale grey lower mandible. The legs are pinkish or grey. The short tail is typically held cocked. This bird's rich bubbly song is commonly heard during the nesting season but rarely afterwards


Pine forest


There were two very angry at a blue Jay and a Cardinal that landed in their tree.

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TTaylor 8 years ago

Agreed! It's a house wren

intrinsic3141 8 years ago

I agree with Ashley. I'm thinking House Wren since that eyestripe doesn't seem bold enough for a Carolina Wren.

AshleyT 8 years ago

This is a species of Wren, I'm leaning towards House Wren, Troglodytes aedon, but I'm not positive.

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Oct 19, 2013
Submitted on Oct 21, 2013

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