House Wren

(Troglodytes aedon)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

House Wren

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant and breeder

Habitat

Thickets, woodland edges and openings

Size

4½ to 5 in length

6 wingspan

 

 

 
     
 

 

  Photo by Bill Reynolds

Identification

 

 
Voice

 

 
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Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Late April to mid-October


Comments

Subspecies
Up to 33 subspecies have been described. However, recent DNA analysis shows several of those to be separate species, others geographically isolated intergrades of Brown-throated Wren (Troglodytes brunneicollis), and others poorly differentiated and therefor merged with Eastern House Wren (Troglodytes aedon aedon). Currently only two subspecies are recognized (see Subordinate Taxa below).


Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Troglodytidae (wrens)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Eastern House Wren (Troglodytes aedon aedon)

Western House Wren (Troglodytes aedon parkmanii)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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This is a House Wren Chick. It had just exited the nest box and was struggle to stay on the branch.

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Published on May 4, 2011

The first time I've seen a house wren!!!

I heard a beautiful singing coming from outside my window and spotted this beautiful little bird! I'm pretty sure it is a house wren...correct me if i'm wrong.

It is very rare for me to get a bird singing so I am very excited to have the honor:)

I also saw two other birds I've never seen before...all in one day!

A chipping sparrow couple and a wood thrush. Also the grosbeak has returned and I saw the female towhee!

 
     
  House Wren
Don DesJardin
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Mar 14, 2010

A short video showing this little bird with a big voice singing his heart out for a mate. March 2010, Ventura County, California, USA.

http://birdsdesjardin.com

 
     
  House Wren (Troglodytidae: Troglodytes aedon) Male Singing
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jun 23, 2009

Photographed at the Rydell NWR, Minnesota (23 June 2009).

 
     
  House Wren Sings the song of the day
Bryan Wells
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Nov 30, 2006

Turn up the volume and enjoy the sights and sounds of a house wren as it sings to find a mate and builds a nest in a bird house.

Be sure to see all the other wildlife videos from my home area!

 
     
  Singing House Wren
Ron Monner
 
   
 
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Published on Oct 30, 2012

House Wren singing in a tree on a sunny morning.

 
     

 

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Wayne Rasmussen
8/8/2014

Location: Maplewood Heights Park

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6/30/2012

 

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Bill Reynolds
7/4/2008

Location: Pennington Co.

This is a House Wren Chick. It had just exited the nest box and was struggle to stay on the branch.

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