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Wren  Wren

Wren - Photo  Copyright 2003 Colin Ebdon
Photo: Colin Ebdon

UK Safari Tip:
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Latin name: Troglodytes troglodytes

Size: Approximately 10cms

Distribution: Found throughout the U.K.

Months seen: All year round

Food: Insects

Habitat: Woods, gardens and hedgerows

Special features: One of our smallest birds. Has a distinctive upward pointing tail and cream coloured eye-stripe.

The Latin name 'troglodyte' literally means a cave dweller. Although it's rarely found in caves, the wren is usually seen flying low and disappearing into holes in dense vegetation.

For such a small bird the wren has a very loud song which sounds something like 'su-su-su-su' or 'sssurrrrrrrrrrrr'.

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Another wren photograph here

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