Bewick's Wren

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Common Name: Bewick's Wren
Scientific Name: Thryomanes bewickii

Size: 5.1 to 5.25 inches (13-14cm)

Habitat: North America; Its range is from southern British Columbia, Nebraska, southern Ontario, and southwestern Pennsylvania south to Mexico, Arkansas and the northern Gulf States. Found in brushy areas, scrub and thickets in open country, riparian woodland, chaparral, urban and suburban parks, and residential areas.

Status: Least concern. Global Population: 6,000,000 mature adults. Populations are declining. The severe declines of Bewick's Wren in the eastern United States coincided with range expansion in the House Wren. It is suspected that the House Wren, which frequently removes eggs from nests in cavities, was directly responsible for the decline. The increased availability of nest boxes may have helped the spread of the House Wren, and therefore the decline of the Bewick's Wren. Protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty of 1918 in the United States.

Diet: Insects.

Breeding: Male and female look alike. They built nests of twigs and sticks lined with softer materials in tree cavities or nest boxes. It usually lays 5–7 eggs that are white with brown spots.

Cool Facts: While similar in appearance to the Carolina Wren, it has a long tail that is tipped in white. The song is loud and melodious, much like the song of other wrens. The male Bewick's Wren learns its song while still on the parents' territory. It learns the song not from its father, but rather from the neighboring territorial males. The song repertoire developed before the first winter is retained for life.


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