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Wren
 
Scientific name: Troglodytes troglodytes
Status: Resident breeding species
Breeding pairs: 8,600,000 territories
Wintering birds:
Conservation status: Green
Length: 9-10 cm
Wingspan: 13-17 cm
Weight: 7-11 g

Description: Wrens are tiny birds with reddish-brown upperparts with fine brown bars and darker brown on their wings. Their underparts are pale brown with heavily streaked flanks and belly. They have a short rounded tail which is chestnut coloured with dark brown streaks.

Wrens have darker heads and nape with a pale supercilium from the base of the bill to behind the eye. They have long, slender bills with a black upper mandible and a yellow lower mandible. Eyes are dark brown and legs and feet are pale brown.

Adult male and female wrens look similar while juveniles are redder with a streaked head and nape and darker underparts. Nesting: Male wrens build 3 or 4 nests from sticks and moss of which the female chooses one which she then helps to line with feathers and hair.

Whens lay 4-7 white eggs with brown spots that she incubates alone for 12-10 days. Chicks fledge after 3 weeks and both parents feed them for a further 40 days. .

Wren

Feeding: Wrens diet consists of insects and spiders as well as small vertebrates such as tadpoles and small fishes. They will also eat seeds and berries.

Where to see them: Wrens can be found throughout the UK and are a regular visitor to gardens. They can also be spotted on farmland, heathland, moorland and woodlands.
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Credit: brickegickel

Did you know? The Eurasian is the only species of wren to be found outside of the Americas where there are no fewer than 83 recorded species of wren.



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