house wren (Troglodytes aedon)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.25 inches
Short, thin bill
Gray-brown upperparts (browner in eastern United States birds)
Pale gray underparts with dark barring on belly and undertail coverts
Wings and tail barred with black
Tail frequently held upright
Other wrens with indistinct superciliums are winter, sedge and rock
wrens. Winter wren is more reddish-brown above, darker below and
has a shorter tail. Sedge wren is buffier on the breast and is streaked
with white on the crown and back. Rock wren is larger with a contrast
between the gray back and brown rump and has buffy tips to the tail.
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Successional-scrub
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: Cavity
Clutch Size: 5-8
Length of Incubation: 13 days
Days to Fledge: 12-18
Number of Broods: 2, rarely 3
Diet: Primarily insects
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 U
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November U
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley