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Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) (Photo Stefanie Leuker/ Wikimedia Commons, CC 01.0)

Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

Size & weight: 9-10 cm, approx. 8 g

Appearance: Back and wings rusty brown streaked, throat and breast lighter brownish colour; a lighter eyebrow stripe; distinctive feature: the often perpendicularly erect short tail

Habitat: Inhabits deciduous and mixed forests rich in undergrowth, as well as gardens and parks with dense vegetation close to the ground.

Song: Loud and trilling song

Nest & breeding: Builds globular nests in dense vegetation. The female lays 5-7 eggs twice a year between April and June.

Food: Insects, spiders, sometimes seeds; special soft food mixtures at feeders


Play call © Marie-Lan Taÿ Pamart /, XC483802, CC BY-SA 4.0

Play song © Marie-Lan Taÿ Pamart /, XC461185, CC BY-SA 4.0


A joint initiative of the Austrian Ornithological Centre and Die Garten Tulln