House Wren

House Wren with spider.
House Wren with spider.

NPS Photo / Rachel Ames

Size: 4-5”
Description: Subdued brown overall with darker barring on the wings and tail.
Migratory Status: Summer residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Live in a variety of wooded habitats that have a shrubby understory, including riparian, aspen and ponderosa pine forests to 10,000 feet and occasionally 11,000 feet.
Diet: Forage in low tree branches and shrubs, and eat a wide variety of insects and spiders, including beetles, caterpillars, earwigs, and daddy longlegs.

Last updated: June 8, 2018

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