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,... Read more »
The Carolina Wren is a large species of wren that is common in its range, which is much of the eastern half of North America. They are found in a variety of habitats, including forest, swamp, farmland, and suburban yards. They are well-adapted to human development and will readily make nests in a huge range of locations. Carolina Wrens have a wide variety of calls, songs, and other vocalizations. One of their most common calls sounds like they are singing, "Teakettle! Teakettle! Teakettle!"
Carolina Wrens feed primarily on insects. They will also feed on seeds, fruits, and berries. Carolina Wren pairs bond for life and sing all throughout the year.
The wren's upperparts are rufous brown, and the underparts are a buffy orange tone. The head has a striking pure white eyebrow and a whitish throat.