House Wren

Range:

North America, Canada, to southernmost South America. It is the most widely distributed bird in the Americas. North American birds migrate to the southern United States and Mexico for the winter. Most return in late April to May. They leave for the winter again around September to early October.

Description:

Height is 11 - 13 cm. Wingspan is 15 cm. Subspecies can vary quite a bit.  Colors range from  from dull greyish-brown to rich rufescent-brown on the body. 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 jaw, and a black-tipped yellowish or pale grey lower jaw. The legs are pinkish or grey. The short tail is typically held cocked.

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House Wren

House Wren

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
apple-slices
peanut-butter
Regions
alabama
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Sounds
buzzing
chirping
Habitat
fir forest
oakpinewoodland
riparianorriverforest
shrubs
Forests
Urban
Marshes
Color
brown
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
wrens - troglodytidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species