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Western Winter Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes pacificus

Subspecies of Winter Wren



First Noted by Expedition
March 4, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon.
 

Description
Stubby tail; dark barring on belly; rich buff-color on throat and breast. Length 4 in (10 cm).
 

Voice
A high-pitched, varied, and rapid series of musical trills and chatters; call note an explosive kit! or kit-kit!
 

Habitat
Dense tangles and thickets in coniferous and mixed forests.
 

Range
Breeds from Alaska and British Columbia east through southern Canada to Newfoundland, and south to California, northern Idaho, Great Lakes region, and southern New England; also in mountains to Georgia. Winters across much of southern United States.
 

Note
This wren moves like a mouse, creeping through the low, dense tangle of branches covering the forest floor.

Species information from enature.com
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