Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 4.75 inches

  • Long, thin, slightly decurved bill

  • Bold white supercilium

  • Rusty upperparts

  • White throat and buffy underparts

  • Wings and tail barred with black

  • Thin white wing bars

  • Long tail frequently held upright

  • Pink legs

  • Sexes similar

  • Usually very vocal and loud

Similar species:

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.

 

LIFE HISTORY

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.

 

Relative abundance
     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
            numbers.
     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.

 

Seasonal Occurrence
      Sp - Spring: March, April, May
C
      Su - Summer: June, July, August C
      Fall: September, October, November C

      Winter: December, January, February C

 

 

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