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Wrens: Troglodytidae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Wrens And People, Conservation Status, Cactus Wren (campylorhynchus Brunneicapillus): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT

CACTUS WREN (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
HOUSE WREN (Troglodytes aedon): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
WINTER WREN (Troglodytes troglodytes): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
BLACK-CAPPED DONACOBIUS (Donacobius atricapillus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Wrens are an American family of birds that can be found throughout North and South America, as far north as Alaska and northern Canada and as far south as Tierra del Fuego in Argentina (the southern tip of South America). One species lives in Europe, North Africa, and Asia. The greatest diversity of species can be found in Central and South America.


The many species and subspecies of wrens live in a large range of habitats depending on their location. They include grasslands, deep forests, forest edges, marshland vegetation such as reeds and cattails, some wetland forests, abandoned farmland, and suburban gardens.


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