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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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Song is a remarkable continuous stream of melodious notes and trills, lasting 5 to 10 seconds. Songs vary by region. Call is a sharp or husky note, uttered singly or in pairs.

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