Once you've heard the song of a Carolina wren, you never forget it. Learn how to attract the Carolina wren to your yard, and listen to its song.
Photo: Roland Jordahl
- Scientific Name: Thryothorus ludovicianus.
- Family: Wren.
- Length: 5-1/2 inches.
- Wingspan: 7-1/2 inches.
- Distinctive Markings: Stocky wren with white eye stripe and bright rusty-brown plumage.
- Nest: Builds bulky nest in tree cavities, woodpiles, mailboxes, etc.
- Song: Often heard as "tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle."
- Habitat: Brush and heavy undergrowth in wooded areas.
- Diet: Spiders, insects and some berries and seeds.
- Backyard Favorites: Serve peanuts, suet, peanut butter and nutmeats.
Listen to this bird’s song