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House Wren - (Troglodytes aedon) 

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Identification

  • Small songbird
  • Brown above, lighter below
  • Faint eyebrow stripe
  • Lacks bold markings
  • Often holds tail in a cocked, upright position
  • 4.5-5" (11-13 cm.)

Habitat

  • Forest edges, shrubby and residential areas

Additional Information

  • Common migrant and summer resident
  • Energetic singer, sings bubbly song
  • Nests in tree cavities, bird houses, other
         enclosed spaces
  • Aggressive to other cavity-nesting species
     

The House Wren sitting for a picture

House wren with its tail upright 

 

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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