Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.75 inches
Long, thin, slightly decurved bill
Bold white supercilium
White throat and buffy underparts
Wings and tail barred with black
Thin white wing bars
Long tail frequently held upright
Usually very vocal and loud
The Carolina wren is similar to the Bewick's and marsh wrens but has
buffy, not white, underparts and rustier upperparts. House wren has a
less distinct supercilium, less rusty upperparts and barring on the belly
and undertail coverts. Winter wren is smaller, darker, has a shorter tail
and less distinct supercilium.
Migration Status: Permanent resident
Breeding Habitat: Successional-scrub
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: N/A
Clutch Size: 4-8
Length of Incubation: 12-14 days
Days to Fledge: 12-14
Number of Broods: 2 in north, often 3 in south
Diet: Almost exclusively insects; lesser quantities of seeds and fruit
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May C
Su - Summer: June, July, August C
Fall: September, October, November C
Winter: December, January, February C
Calendar of Events
Sky Meadows Park
Crooked Run Valley