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8 minutes ago, Bird Brain said:

Short, cocked tail........either Winter Wren or Pacific Wren. I'm not knowledgeable enough to say which.

Thank you...I don't think it is round enough for a Pacific. I have it marked as a Winter but I wanted to make sure that I wasn't overlooking something that could make it a House.  🙂

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47 minutes ago, IvoryBillHope said:

Location favors Pacific Wren. 

My Sibley's does not show the Pacific Wren...I did not realize there was a split made in 2010.  However, after looking at a range map I believe you are correct. Thank you. 🙂  

 

11 hours ago, lonesome55dove said:

I don't think it is round enough for a Pacific

I think I have a Winter and a Pacific mixed up...the Winter has a more rounded shape, correct? Thanks! 🙂

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4 minutes ago, Jerry Friedman said:

I didn't think there was a difference in shape.  Did you hear any calls?

I'm not sure about the shape, that's why I asked. No, I didn't hear it...it was darting in and out of a cord of firewood that I was stacking in the woodshed, I had to work hard to get a few pictures of it.  🙂

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I love it when other people's questions help me learn a little.  I had to look this up because I was curious with how the conversation was going.

The 2nd Edition of Sibley's guide shows the pacific as being darker, and this bird is darker, and apparently pacific is all you'd have, typically. I didn't know they were  a split either.

I am curious if anyone knows anything about habitat and behavior, if there are any differences between the two. I have only ever found winter wrens here in Arkansas while near(really near) water. Are the pacific wrens similar?

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2 minutes ago, millipede said:

I love it when other people's questions help me learn a little.  I had to look this up because I was curious with how the conversation was going.

The 2nd Edition of Sibley's guide shows the pacific as being darker, and this bird is darker, and apparently pacific is all you'd have, typically. I didn't know they were  a split either.

I am curious if anyone knows anything about habitat and behavior, if there are any differences between the two. I have only ever found winter wrens here in Arkansas while near(really near) water. Are the pacific wrens similar?

I have a Sibley's 1st Edition ©2000 so my book does not show the Pacific Wren so I assumed it was a Winter.  I'm glad I found out different because this is a ''lifer'' for me...that's why I love this site everyone is so knowledgeable and helpful.  I would expect that both Pacific and Winter have similar behaviors and that the habitat would be relative to their respective areas but since I have no experience with either I can not state anything with certainty.  🙂

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My limited experience with pacific was in a campground in Pacific Rim National Park, where it was flitting and creeping around tree bases and under and over logs, much like winter wrens.  One difference in this case was that the understory of the mature fir/spruce forest was much more open than that of the cedar/spruce forests where I usually find them in Ontario.

Scott

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