Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes )

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What Does The Wren look Like ?

The wren is commonly observed along stone walls, a tiny brown bird, with a cream stripe over the eye often it is heavier, less slim, than the even smaller goldcrest. It is dumpy, almost rounded, with a fine bill, quite long legs and toes, very short round wings and a short, narrow tail which is sometimes cocked up vertically. For a small bird it has a loud voice. It is the commonest UK breeding bird, although its numbers decrease during prolonged, severely cold winters.

How Big Is It ?

Aprox 9.5 cm , weighing 9 g


Where does it live?

Tangles thickets , under scrub, brushwood, particularly near water


A woodland Bird Mainly in deciduous and mixed woodland, with plenty of thick undergrowth. They spill over into hedgerows, orchards, park and gardens, and are also found on moorlands and islands.


Similar to breeding habitats

When does it Breed ?

April to July , 5 - 7 eggs, Incubation 14 - 16 days , young fledging at 15 to 18 days, Double Brooded .Domed shaped nest of moss.

Where to see it

Found across the UK in a wide range of habitats - woodland, farmland, heathland, moorland and islands. Most are found in deciduous woodland but it is least abundant in Scotland and northern England, with the smallest numbers found in upland areas. A regular visitor to most gardens.

What does it eat?

Insects and spiders

What does it sound like?

A loud ringing, warbling song; a loud, rattling call.

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When to see it

All year round.

Similar species

Goldcrest, Dunnock