Carolina Wren

Thryothorus ludovicianus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wrens (Troglodytidae)

Code 4

CARW

Code 6

THRLUD

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Carolina Wren has a range of more than 3 million square kilometers. The population of this bird is estimated to be around 17 million square kilometers. This bird is native to Mexico, Guatemala, Canada, Belize, Nicaragua and the United States. Currently, the Carolina Wren is rated as Least Concern. This is a downgraded rating from 2000 when it was rated as Lower Risk. As there has not been any noticeable population decline in the last few years, the Carolina Wren is not thought to be in immediate danger.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Carolina Wren: Medium-sized wren with rufous upperparts and buff underparts. Eyebrows are white, wings and tail are dark barred with white flecks. Throat and chin are white. Bill is decurved. Legs and feet are pink-gray. Range expands north when winters are mild and retracts south when harsh.


Range and Habitat

Carolina Wren: Commonly found in the southeastern United States. Range from southeastern Ontario, Canada, to eastern Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Texas. Their southern range extends to the northeastern corner of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, and parts of Central America. Prefer dense shrub and brushy habitats for concealment.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"peup- peup-peup-tew-tew-tew-tew-tew-mew", "jeet"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • It is the state bird of South Carolina.
  • The Carollina Wren uses the skin of snakes, hair, feathers and many other materials to build their dome-shaped nests.
  • They are known to build multiple nests to confuse predators.
  • A group of wrens has many collective nouns, including a "chime", "flight", "flock", and "herd" of wrens.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP

CERange Map for Carolina Wren

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
ChinX
The area of the face just below the bill.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X