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House Wren

Troglodytes aedon 
Wren family (Troglodytidae)

A small bird with a big voice. Short tail is often cocked. Body is brownish gray, throat and chest are light gray.

Forest edges, shrubby thickets.

Nests in cavities in trees, fence posts, or stumps, and nests in artificial nest boxes. Clutch size – 4 to 8 eggs.


Song is exuberant, a cascade of bubbling whistled notes.  Calls include a series of short scolding buzzes and a rattle-like “churr.

Name Origin:

The genus name Troglodytes is from te Greek for “cave dweller.”  The species name aedon is from the Greek for a songstress from Aedon.

In the Nature Park:
Short-distance migrant, arrives in April.