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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.

Habitat:
Forest edges, shrubby thickets.

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

Voice:

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.

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