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Eurasian Wren

ID Info
  • Eurasian Wren
  • Eurasian Wren
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Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Troglodytidae

Basic Description

The Eurasian Wren is a mousy little bird of backyard gardens, but it is also an avian dynamo that can survive above treeline in the Alps and has colonized remote North Atlantic islands. This tiny species delivers an amazingly loud song for its size, weaving together whistles and trills at breakneck speed. Eurasian Wren is most at home in woodlands with dense undergrowth, where it scurries along the ground or in low vegetation looking for invertebrate prey. It has the distinction of being the only wren found outside of the Americas.

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Other Names

  • Chochín Paleártico (Spanish)
  • Troglodyte mignon (French)
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