Perching

House Wren

Troglodytes aedon
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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.

Male | Herbert Clarke


Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest

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

  • Article: House 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: June 22, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/house-wren

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). House Wren. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 22, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/house-wren

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

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Dr. Biology. "House Wren". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/house-wren

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Dr. Biology. "House Wren". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 22 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/house-wren

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