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Winter Wren


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Small in stature and incomparably energetic in voice, the Winter Wren inhabits moist forests and other habitats across much of eastern North America. They were formerly considered one species that occupied northern forests across the globe. But in 2010, on the basis of vocalizations and genetics, they were split into three species, including the Pacific Wren of western North America and the Eurasian Wren in the Old World.

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Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Very small, dark bird.
  • Short tail, usually cocked upward.
  • Uniform dark brown plumage overall.
  • Thin, pointed bill.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but darker.

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Similar Species

Similar Species

  • House Wren has a longer tail and lighter color, especially on the throat and breast, and the barring on its flanks does not extend forward of the legs.

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