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Tail of the House Wren
BirdNote
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06/21/2012
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Learn to distinguish between the House Wren and the Lincoln's Sparrow.

 

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2:00 minutes (1.6 MB)
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The House Wren presents us with a classic bird image. That jaunty tail, twitching sharply as the wren scolds, puts an exclamation point on the bird's perky voice and attitude. The word "wren" comes to us intact from the Old Norse and Anglo-Saxon languages, where it referred specifically to the tiny cocked tail of the bird we know as the Winter Wren.


 
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