Eurasian Wren

About the Eurasian Wren
Eurasian Wren

The Eurasian Wren is a small species of Wren closely related to the Winter Wren and Pacific Wren, both found in North America. In 2010, some taxonomic authorities split the former Winter Wren or Wren into these three species.

The Eurasian Wren is known simply as Wren in most English-speaking parts of its range. It is found across much of Europe, and eastern Asia. It is also found in parts of the Middle East and northern Africa.

In the folklore of Europe, the Wren is often associated with royalty. It is sometimes known as the King of Birds and was featured in the writings of the Brothers Grimm, Aristotle, and Aesop.

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The King of Birds

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...  Read more »