Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis Viellot, 1819S2B (State rare breeder)    Synonyms: WIWR.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Passeriformes   >   Family Troglodytidae   >   Genus Troglodytes   

Status:

Regular migrant and wintering species. Uncommon and local nesting species in Garrett County.

Description:

Very small wren with short tail cocked upward. Dark brown overall with fine patterning visible at close range. Song is complex and distinctive.

Relationships:

Feeds on a wide variety of insects.

There are 367 records in the project database.

View full eBird Range Map

View taxon at iNaturalist

Search Google Images


[View seasonality details]

Winter Wren calls among Fox Sparrow calls (louder smacks) in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (12/10/2011). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. - Bill Hubick.

GA AL WA FR CL MO HO BA BC HA CE PG AA CV CH SM KE QA CN TA DO WI SO WO 
A Winter Wren in Cecil Co., Maryland (12/14/2018). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (12/13/2019). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Calvert Co., Maryland (3/15/2016). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Baltimore Co., Maryland (11/25/2012). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Harford Co., Maryland 11/15/2014). Photo by Bill Vanko. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/28/2012). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/27/12). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Harford Co., Maryland (12/26/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren along the Patuxent Branch Trail, Howard Co., Maryland (1/19/2009). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Winter Wren in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (11/22/2020). (c) Jonathan Irons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Baltimore Co., Maryland (11/16/2016). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Harford Co., Maryland (10/18/2015). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

Winter Wren in Frederick Co., Maryland (12/13/2021). No rights reserved. Photo by Andy Wilson via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Allegany Co., Maryland (1/24/2020). Photo by William Blauvelt. (MBP list)

Winter Wren in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/10/2022). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

Winter Wren in Frederick Co., Maryland (11/12/2021). No rights reserved. Photo by Andy Wilson via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Harford Co., Maryland (12/29/2017). Photo by Andrew Clemens. (MBP list)

Winter Wren in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/13/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Winter Wren in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/21/2022). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

Winter Wren in Baltimore Co., Maryland (12/28/2020). (c) Dave, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dave via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Baltimore Co., Maryland (11/16/2014). Photo by Keith Eric Costley. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/21/2016). Photo by Mike Hudson. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Harford Co., Maryland (11/29/2020). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (10/12/2014). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A Winter Wren in Harford Co., Maryland (1/19/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Winter Wren in Garrett Co., Maryland (10/22/2021). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Winter Wren in Garrett Co., Maryland (10/15/2021). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


View All Images

Use of images featured on Maryland Biodiversity Project is only permitted with express permission of the photographer.

View Bibliography