it's not in the bird book. What is it?

by Ellen
(Prairie, ID)


It looks like a house wren and is the size of a house wren (we call them Jenny Wrens). Its habits are like a house wren. But it has a black bib and I think it is the male that is pale yellow to olive green underneath.


Thanks,
Ellen

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Aug 05, 2011
Jenny Wren
by: Susan

It is hard to tell from the photo, but it certainly resembles a wren.

If you think that Jenny Wren, who patiently sits on the little pinkish chocolate spotted eggs, is a demure, angelic creature, you have never seen her attack the sparrow, nearly twice her size. Oh, how she flies at him! And chatters and scolds. If only bluebirds, had her courage and hot, quick temper, they would never let the sparrow drive them away from their boxes. Fortunately, the wren is safe in her house with its tiny front door. It is amusing to see a sparrow try to work his shoulders through the small hole of an empty wren house, pushing and kicking madly, but all in vain.

No one is clever enough to estimate the vast numbers of insects that wrens destroy. They eat nothing else, which is the chief reason they are so lively and excitable. It certainly pays to encourage wrens.

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