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Robert Nelson

Could it be a Winter Wren?

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The bill looks like a House Wren but the body posture and tail do lean towards a Winter Wren. I don't know if they hybridize or not. I saw my first Winter Wren a few days ago  and managed to get a decent photo, a lifer for me, so I was pretty excited. 🙂

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The short tail appears to be a molt issue. The plumage says House Wren, and the posture fits just fine. (In general, be careful of posture in photos unless the bird's obviously at rest -- a photo grabs a moment in time, and may not be representative -- look at shots of Major League pitchers, and imagine holding your arm that way!) Pyle doesn't list any hybrids for either species, although that doesn't mean there aren't any. 

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