Tuesday, June 10, 2008

House Wren

This diminutive bird is common throughout Missouri, also common in Ozark County, and at ROLF. This bird is also very common in urban areas and prefers wren houses with a 7/8" hole. They will also nest in a tree hole, bluebird house, or dryer outlet. They are also know for their pugnacious attitude towards other birds. They will often destroy eggs in other birds nearby nests and do not mind running off a cat. Has tail sticking up in the air when alarmed.

The beautiful fluid and continuous summer song make up for some of their faults. They are summer residents only; arriving in later April and leaving for migration in September.

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