Bewick's Wren

Thryomanes bewickii

Wrens, Kinglets, and Gnatcatchers

Bewick's Wren

Thryomanes bewickii

Wrens, Kinglets, and Gnatcatchers

Bewick's Wren
Bewick's Wren

Daniel Fitzgerald

Locate this species in brushy areas, dense thickets, and scrubby habitats; it also frequents riparian woodlands.

 

Upperparts are brown or grayish-brown; note dull white underparts and distinctive eyebrow. Tail, long and edged with white spots, may be cocked upward (like a wren) but may also be swished and swayed back and forth in an elaborate non-wren-like fashion.

 

Uses moss, twigs, and leaves to build its nest, which it places in natural cavities or other sheltered crevices. Feeds mostly on insects. 

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