Jump to content
Whatbird Community

Recommended Posts

Not sure if this is a House Wren, or a Carolina Wren? Also what is the determining feature?

1296622319_LR-Wrencopy.thumb.jpg.bc2f9015af970e03dd1f8a89b4c8fdb2.jpg

Seen 6/14/2019 in central VA.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice picture!

This is a House Wren. Carolina Wrens have red-brown upperparts and buffy underparts, while House Wrens are uniformly dark brown. The most defining feature, in my opinion, is that Carolina Wrens have a contrasting white eyebrow and throat while House Wrens do not. Also, House Wrens are smaller and shorter tailed than their counterparts. 

Overall, House Wrens are far less descript than Carolina Wrens.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Comparison taken from allaboutbirds.org:

image.thumb.png.df52f657672fcd7d0d778fae5a762b1d.png

                                                      House Wren                                                                                                                             Carolina Wren

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool, thanks guys!

This one has been breeding in one of my window flower trays and the young one came out for the first time yesterday!

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...