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House Wren

Troglodytes aedon

House Wren
copyright Herbert Clarke
Length: 5 in. (12 cm)
Common in brushy and open woodland, the House Wren makes itself obvious when singing. It forages in low undergrowth for insects, snails and spiders. Its nest is in a natural cavity, but it readily uses nest boxes as well. The resident population in the mountains of the southwest and Mexico is considered a separate species by some experts, the Brown-throated Wren. The four-digit banding code is HOWR.
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Male
copyright Herbert Clarke

Fir forest
Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Shrubs

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Male
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