Friday, April 24, 2015

Carolina Wren

Carolina and Bewick’s wrens can be difficult to tell apart. Juvenal and worn adult Carolinas can be quite pale below. Bewick’s tend to be browner, less chestnut above—they are also smaller than Carolinas. Finally, as I mentioned in my last post, Bewick’s Wrens have a relatively longer tail that the bird flips about, almost like a gnatcatcher.

This bird in this photograph is clearly a Carolina Wren. This species is common in the southeastern United States and is found in almost every woodland and even in urban areas. This wren’s call is a loud, distinctive “tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle,” and the bird is often heard before it is seen,

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