House Wren

General description.

Known for its competitive and agressive nesting habits, the House Wren is a common bird to much of North America. The familiar inhabitant of our bird-houses whose numbers seem limited only by the nesting-sites we offer him. His little fountain of melody bubbles forth irrepressibly to cheer his mate or challenge a rival. With the exhaustless energy of their kind they fill their nest-box with twigs, grasses and feathers, wherein are laid 6-8 minutely and evenly speckled pinkish eggs.

Female appearance.


Population and distribution.

Nests from Virginia and Kentucky to Canada; winters from South Carolina and lower Mississippi Valley to Mexico.

Nesting habits.

6-9 pinkish white eggs speckled with brown spots laid 2-3 a year.

Similar birds:

Winter Wren Photo Winter Wren
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