adult; no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2007-05-05)

House Wren
Troglodytes aedon

Native Range: North America and Latin America

Notes: a familiar brownish-gray wren of gardens and brushy areas; long melodious song; nests in natural cavities or wooden nest boxes supplied by people; distinguished from sympatric Bewick's Wren by lack of white eyestripe.

adult; note lack of eyestripe (California, USA; 2009-03-15) juvenile, as told by light spotting on breast (California, USA; 2010-05-22)
holding spider; note barring on tail (Michigan, USA; 2007-08-06) light streaking on wings, slightly decurved bill (California, USA; 2008-03-23)
nest box (Michigan, USA; 2007-08-12) juvenile recently emerged from nest (California, USA; 2007-05-20)
posing for a portrait (California, USA; 2006-04-15) another bird posing for a portrait (Brazil; 2007-11-09)