Wrens

82 species

Wrens are medium-small to very small birds. They are principally a New World family, distributed from Alaska and Canada to southern Argentina, with the greatest species richness in the Neotropics. The various species occur in a wide range of habitats, ranging from dry, sparsely wooded country to rainforests. Wrens vary from highly secretive species to highly conspicuous. Temperate species generally occur in pairs, but some tropical species may occur in parties of up to 20 birds. Wrens are considered primarily insectivorous, eating insects, spiders, and other small arthropods. Many species also take seeds and berries, and some take small frogs and lizards. Wrens build dome-shaped nests, and may be either monogamous or polygamous, depending on species.
Wrens are medium-small to very small birds. They are principally a New World family, distributed from Alaska and Canada to southern Argentina, with the greatest species richness in the Neotropics. The various species occur in a wide range of habitats, ranging from dry, sparsely wooded country to rainforests. Wrens vary from highly secretive species to highly conspicuous. Temperate species generally occur in pairs, but some tropical species may occur in parties of up to 20 birds. Wrens are considered primarily insectivorous, eating insects, spiders, and other small arthropods. Many species also take seeds and berries, and some take small frogs and lizards. Wrens build dome-shaped nests, and may be either monogamous or polygamous, depending on species.