Distribution

tail frayed by pushing past thorns and vegetation long, hopping legs

Family TROGLODYTIDAE

Species Thryomanes beaickii

Length 5 in(Ucm)

reddish brown tail often flicks from side to side

Bewick's Wren slender

Common but not easily seen, Bewick's bill Wren is a small bird with reddish brown or gray-brown plumage and a long, narrow stripe above the eye. It has a characteristic habit of flicking its tail sideways as it works through the undergrowth, feeding on insects.

• NliST A bulky, deep cup nest, made from plant material, feathers, and wool, placed in a crevice or often in a bird box.

• distribution Breeds ill much of USA and n. Mexico. Some northern populations migrate south within this range in winter.

reddish brown

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