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"Carolina Wren vs. House Wren"

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren - A small bird with rusty upperparts, cinnamon underparts, and a distinct white eye-stripe. The male and female are identical in plumage, but males are often slightly larger.

· Stocky and large-headed sparrow size bird.

· Very bold white stripe above the eye

· Warm rusty brown above and buffy cinnamon below

· Dark brown bars on wings and tail

· White chin, throat and upper breast

· Song is a bold “teakettle, teakettle, teakettle

Listen to Carolina Wren song

Carolina Wren species account

House Wren


House Wren
- The House Wren is overall dull grayish-brown with darker barring on the wings and tail. The eyebrow line is faint, the bill is thin and slightly de-curved, and the tail is longish and often kept cocked.

· Overall brown, darker above and lighter below

· Pale streak above the eye

· Light eye ring

· Back and wings have dark narrow dark barring

· Long bill, yellow at the base and black at the tip

· Narrow black barring on tail

Song is an energetic, flutelike melody of gurgling outbursts

Listen to House Wren song

House Wren species account