Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Polytypic: 9 subspecies
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Adult

Reddish brown upperparts contrast with buffy underparts and white throat and eyebrow. Wings and tail have bold darker barring, and bill is long and thin.

Adult

Individuals from southern Texas and northeastern Mexico are boldly barred on the wings and tail, and have faint barring on flanks and back.

Adult

Individuals from southern Mexico and Central America are dingy white below with cold brown upperparts.

Adult

The loud, cheerful song is often heard before the bird is seen.

Adult

Individuals often hold their tails cocked, emphasizing the black barring.

Adult

Individuals often perch bent over, holding their tails cocked.

Adult

Visits feeders, especially during the colder months.

Adult

Found in dense woodlands and shrubby habitats.

Recommended Citation

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/carwre