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house wren

n.
A small brown wren (Troglodytes aedon) found throughout the Americas.
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Noun1.house wren - common American wren that nests around houseshouse wren - common American wren that nests around houses
jenny wren, wren - any of several small active brown birds of the northern hemisphere with short upright tails; they feed on insects
genus Troglodytes, Troglodytes - type genus of the Troglodytidae
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"I've got my cardinals, my chickadees, and white-breasted nut hatches and house finches, house sparrow and house wrens," he says.
The 2016 study focused on song birds such as Eastern Bluebirds, House Wrens, Carolina Wrens, Carolina Chickadees and Tufted Titmice.
Second, we compare the nesting activity of bluebirds with that of other cavity nesting species at the study site including a nest box population of house wrens (Troglodytes aedon).
The records have helped expand knowledge of bluebirds, tree swallows, house wrens and other species that make their homes in trees and nest boxes.
House wrens and blue jays dipped but rebounded by 2005.
His service project, completed for Silver Falls State Park, involved creating birdhouses and nesting boxes for mountain chickadees and house wrens. The project required more than 153 hours and 29 helpers.
The birds I observe frequently include American robins, house sparrows, house finches, tree swallows, American goldfinches, mourning doves, and house wrens.
Finch (1989) investigated the relationship of habitat characteristics on nest box use and reproductive success of cavity nesting house wrens (Troglodytes aedon) in southeastern Wyoming.
No warblers nested, but 19 boxes (28%) were used by House Wrens (Troglodytes aedon; 24 nests) or Carolina Chickadees (Poecile carolinensis; 1 nest).
House Wren: Regular backyard visitors, house wrens have diets that consist almost exclusively of insects and spiders.
In this study, we used path analysis to examine the interactions between House Wrens (Troglodytes aedon) and two species of ectoparasitic mites, Path analysis, a technique based on multiple regression methods, permits assessment not only of direct effects of the mites on nestling health, but also of indirect effects (King 1993, Mitchell 1993, Wootton 1994, Sokal and Rohlf 1995).
House wrens and chickadees use the bird houses set back in the pines.