Carolina Wren
Thryothorus ludovicianus

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Field Marks
  • Bold white stripe over eye
  • Rusty upper parts
  • White throat and buffy under parts
  • Wings and tail barred with black
  • Thin white wing bars
  • Long tail frequently held upright


Carolina Wrens prefer habitats with dense shrub or bushy cover. They can be found along streams (riparian), near swamps, in thickets, shrubbery, undergrowth, forests, and suburban gardens among other places. They prefer moist habitats over dry ones. 


The Carolina Wren is an abundant permanent resident of the Atlanta area