Carolina Wren

About the Carolina Wren

Also known as: Wren, Northern Wren

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 24 February 2008
Scientific Name
Thryothorus ludovicianus
  • Passeriformes
  • Troglodytidae
  • Thryothorus
  • T. ludovicianus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 20 March 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
5.5 inches
0.7 ounces


International Names

Chinese (汉语) 卡罗苇鹪鹩
Czech (Cesky) Střízlík Karolinský
Danish (Dansk) Carolinasmutte
Dutch (Nederlands) Carolinawinterkoning
Finnish (Suomi) Matkijapeukaloinen
French (Français) Troglodyte de Caroline
German (Deutsch) Carolinazaunkönig
Italian (Italiano) Scricciolo della Carolina
Japanese (日本語) チャバラマユミソサザイ (Chabaramayumisosazai)
Norwegian (Norsk) Karolinasmett
Polish (Polski) Strzyzyk Karolinski
Russian (русский язык) Каролинский крапивник
Spanish (Español) Ratona Carolinense
Swedish (Svenska) Karolinagärdsmyg
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