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    Pacific Wren Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      One of the smallest wrens in the United States, the Pacific Wren has a short, stubby tail which it usually holds upright. Their small size and short tail give them a round appearance. They have short wings and a thin bill.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a Rufous Hummingbird, smaller than a Chestnut-backed Chickadee.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 3.1-4.7 in (8-12 cm)
        • Weight: 0.3-0.4 oz (8-12 g)
        • Wingspan: 4.7-6.3 in (12-16 cm)