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State Bird of South Carolina
Sep 7, 2006, 17:24 PST

Carolina Wren
Thryothorus ludovicianus

Identification Tips:

  • Length: 4.75 inches
  • Long, thin, slightly decurved bill
  • Bold white supercilium
  • Rusty upperparts
  • White throat and buffy underparts
  • Wings and tail barred with black
  • Thin white wing bars
  • Long tail frequently held upright
  • Pink legs
  • Sexes similar
  • Usually very vocal and loud

Similar species:

The Carolina Wren is similar to the Bewick's and Marsh Wrens but has buffy, not white, underparts and rustier upperparts. House Wren has a less distinct supercilium, less rusty upperparts and barring on the belly and undertail coverts. Winter Wren is smaller, darker, has a shorter tail and less distinct supercilium.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Source: USGS

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