House Wren: Small wren (western parkmanii), with brown head, nape, and back showing very fine dark brown bars, faint white eyebrows, and gray-brown underparts with fine brown bars on flanks and below tail. Wings and tail are brown with darker bars. Bill is thin and slightly decurved.
Range and Habitat
House Wren: Breeds from southern Canada southward to central California, central New Mexico, northern Arkansas, and northern Georgia. Other forms are found from Mexico southward throughout South America and the West Indies. Winters in the southern U.S. and Mexico. Preferred habitats include open woodlands, forest edges, forest openings, shrubby areas and farmlands.
House Wrens are fiercely territorial, they have been known to destroy bluebird and other cavity nester's eggs by piercing them, and then often removing the eggs from the nest.
There have been occasional reports of House Wrens killing young nestlings (4-5 days old) or throwing them out of the nest.
House Wrens live up to 7 years in the wild.
A group of wrens has many collective nouns, including a "chime", "flight", "flock", and "herd" of wrens.
The House Wren has a current rating of Least Concern. The previous rating for the House Wren was Lower Risk. The Lower Risk rating was downgraded to a Least Concern rating as a result of the population and range of the House Wren. The range of the House Wren is estimated to be about 25 million square kilometers. The population of the House Wren is approximately 21 million individual birds. The House Wren is native to South America, Central America and North America. There are not any known threats facing the House Wren at this time.