Perching

Bewick's Wren

Thryomanes bewickii
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Length: 5 in. (13 cm )
With the long tail cocked up over it back, this noisy wren is obvious in bushy undergrowth and shrubby areas. It makes its nest in a low tree hole or other cavity and occasionally in the dark recesses of old buildings. It feeds almost exclusively on insects and spiders that it takes from leaves and vegetation. The song of the male varies tremendously across its range. East of the Mississippi River its populations are declining noticeably.

The four-digit banding code is BEWR.


Chaparral

Desert

Mesquite bosque

Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest

Savanna

Shrubs
Bird Sound Type: Trilling
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Bewick's Wren
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 13, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bewicks-wren

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Bewick's Wren. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 13, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bewicks-wren

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Bewick's Wren". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bewicks-wren

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Dr. Biology. "Bewick's Wren". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 13 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bewicks-wren

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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