Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren
Thryothorus ludovicianus

Size: 5 1/2"

Male: Warm rusty-brown head and back with an orange yellow chest and belly. White throat and a prominent white eye stripe. Short stubby tail, often cocked upwards.

Female: Same as male.

Juvenile: Same as adult.

Nest: Female and male build cavity. Two broods per year, sometimes three.

Eggs: 4-6; white, sometimes pink or cream, with brown markings

Incubation: 12-14 days; female incubates

Fledging: 12-14 days; male and female feed young

Migration: The Carolina Wren can be found in St. Charles County year round.

Food: Insects, fruit, and a few seeds.

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