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Description: Troglodytes aedon
Size: 11-13 cm (4-5 in)
Wingspan: 17 cm (7 in)
Weight: 10-12 g (0.35-0.42 ounces)

Small brown songbird.
Moderately short tail often held cocked over back.
Thin pointed bill.

Head and back moderate to dark brown; rufous to gray-brown.
Throat and chest light gray brown.
Wings and tail with black barring.
Indistinct pale eyeline.
Some barring on flanks and under tail.

Sex Differences
Sexes alike.

Similar to adult.

Similar Species

Winter Wren is smaller and darker, with a shorter tail, stronger barring on the belly and flanks, and a more distinct, but still dull eyestripe.
Carolina and Bewick's wrens have paler bellies and distinct white eyestripes.


Breeds along forest edges and in open woodlands, city parks, and residential areas with trees.
Winters in thickets, shrubby areas, residential yards and gardens, chaparral, and riparian areas.

Small terrestrial invertebrates.

Gleans insects from leaves and shrubs.

Nest Type:
Nest a stick platform with a nest cup lined with grass, bark, hair, and feathers. Nest placed in tree cavity or nest box.

Egg Description
Color: White or pinkish white, with small spots or blotches of reddish brown.

Egg size: 14.7-19.1 mm x 11.2-13.7 mm.
(0.58-0.75 in x 0.44-0.54 in)

Incubation period: 9-16 days.

Clutch Size
3-10 eggs.
Condition at Hatching
Helpless with only wisps of down.
Chicks fledge in 15-17 days.

Conservation Status
Populations have increased over the long- and short-term across the continent.

Other Names
Troglodyte familier (French)
Chivir?n saltapared (Spanish)
اليکايي (Persian)

Sources used to construct this page:
Johnson, L. S. 1998. House Wren (Troglodytes aedon). In The Birds of North America, No. 380 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Keywords: house, wren, الیکایی
Date: 05.03.2007 22:14
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EXIF Information

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Exposure time: 1/800 sec(s)
Aperture value: F/10
ISO speed: 400
Date created: 18.01.2007 14:03:21
Focal length: 400mm

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