diminutive; warm brown plumage; stubby cocked tail (Spain; 2006-06-10)

Winter Wren
Troglodytes troglodytes

Native Range: North America and Eurasia

Notes: a widespread Holarctic species that actually may consist of several closely related but genetically recognizable sibling species; extremely small in size with a very tubby tail; like other wrens, builds a domed nest.

faint eye stripe; sharply pointed bill; pert attitude (Spain; 2006-06-10)

dorsal view; extremely short tail (Luxembourg; 2007-10-16)

some barring on the sides and belly (Luxembourg; 2007-10-16)

slight rufous on the wings and tail (Luxembourg; 2007-10-16)