winter wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 3.25 inches
Short, thin bill
Reddish-brown upperparts (more reddish in eastern United States birds)
Buffy breast with dark barring on belly and undertail coverts
Wings and tail barred with black
Very short tail frequently held upright
Frequently found very near the ground in brush piles, root tangles and along stream banks
Other wrens with indistinct superciliums are house, sedge and rock
wrens. Winter wren is more reddish-brown above, darker below and
has a shorter tail. Sedge wren 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: Short distance migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: N/A
Clutch Size: 4-8
Length of Incubation: 11?-16 days
Days to Fledge: 19
Number of Broods: 2?
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 Acc
Fall: September, October, November U
Winter: December, January, February U
Crooked Run Valley