07 May, 2011

Pacific Wren

Scientific Name: Troglodytes hiemalis

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Found in moist forests year-round on the northern Pacific coast of North America. Summers throughout Canada, winters in the southern US.

Field Notes: Small, dark wren with short tail (usually cocked) and light eye stripe. Energetic and complicated song.

Personal Notes: Seen at East Sooke Regional Park on Vancouver Island. Some sources consider this to be a subspecies of Troglodytes troglodytes, found throughout much of the world.

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