Blog Archive: Wrens

Birdorable Eurasian Wren

The King of Birds

June 21st, 2010 in Wrens 2 comments
Birdorable Winter Wren as King

The Eurasian Wren is found several times in European and Asian folklore.

The Wren, as it simply known in English-speaking parts of its range, is the star of the Grimm fairy tale "The Willow-Wren and the Bear." The Wren is called "King of the Winds" in Japan. The Druids considered the Wren to be a supreme bird, and Aristotle also had high praise for this little bird. According to one of Aesop's fables, the Wren is the "King of the Birds." The Wren earned this title by outsmarting the other birds, namely the high-flying Eagle.

The regal little Eurasian Wren has been on Birdorable since June, 2015. Prior to that time it was included on Birdorable as a lumped species with the Pacific Wren and the Winter Wren, both of North America. This post has been edited to reflect these changes.

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Birdorable Carolina Wren

Baby Birdorable: Carolina Wren

May 14th, 2010 in Wrens, Baby Birds 1 comment

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Carolina Wren. Carolina Wrens lay 3 to 7 eggs and incubation lasts 12 to 14 days. The chicks fledge 12 to 14 days after hatching.

Carolina wren nestlings
Carolina wren nestlings by ricmcarthur
first shot of baby Carolina Wrens in weary Christmas wreath
first shot of baby Carolina Wrens in weary Christmas wreath by Vicki's Nature
Baby Wrens - 1
Baby Wrens - 1 by baldheretic
now they are cute
now they are cute by green.thumbs
carolina wren chick
carolina wren chick by Weatherfish
carolina wren chick
carolina wren chick by Weatherfish

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Carolina Wren t-shirts & gear!

Birdorable Carolina Wren

Of Carolina Wrens and Tea Kettles

February 24th, 2008 in New Birds, Wrens 2 comments

The Carolina Wren is the state bird of South Carolina and lives across most of the eastern half of the United States. It is noted for its loud song, popularly rendered as tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle, which is sung by male birds only. The songs actually vary regionally, with birds in northern areas singing slower than those in southern areas. This is our totally cute Birdorable version of the Carolina Wren:

Birdorable Carolina Wren