Sunday, October 16, 2011

Carolina Wren 3

After eating three orange moths, the wren inspected the ceiling from several locations to make sure it had gotten them all. 

Carolina wrens have several characteristics which make them easy to identify.  They are a smallish bird, not much bigger than a sparrow.  They have a rather long, narrow, curved beak used for exploring crevasses.  Their tail is almost always "cocked."  They also have a long white eyebrow stripe.  Their voice is remarkably loud.  There is no difference between male and female plumage. 

In my mind they are to the bird kingdom what a chipmunk is to the animal kingdom.

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