12 May, 2011

Carolina Wren

Scientific Name: Thryothorus ludovicianus

Population Estimate: 17M

Range / Habitat: Found in a wide range of habitats, from swamps to forest to residential areas. Requires moderately dense shrub or brushy cover. Year-round in southeastern US and Yucatan Peninsula.

Field Notes: Small passerine with typical wren characteristics -- tail held upward, long and slightly decurved bill. Marked eyestripe. This wren has a characteristic call.

Personal Notes: Seen on nest at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Later a common bird in Julie and Jason's backyard in Evansville, Indiana. Also taunted us throughout the woods of the Lowcountry. 

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