Small, compact bird
Fairly long, curved bill
Dull, grayish-white underparts, including sides of head
Dark barring on wings and tail
Blackish mottling on breast
Listen to its call.
This is another hatch year bird that we banded last weekend.
Most wrens are small and brown with short wings and tails which they often hold upright. So, how do you tell them apart? Well, here are a few distinguishing features that help with wren identification.
- House Wren -- curved bill, faint eyebrow, fairly long tail and dingy breast
- Bewick's Wren -- straight bills, bold eyebrow and white breast
- Pacific Wren -- almost no tail, bold eyebrow, smaller and darker than House Wren
Learn more about the House Wren.