The Bewick's Wren is a wren ( small brownish passerine bird) native to North America. At about 14 cm (5.5 in) long, it is grey-brown above, white below, with a long white eyebrow. While similar in appearance to the Carolina Wren, it has a long tail that is tipped in white.

Habitat and Distribution

Its range is from southern British Columbia, Nebraska, southern Ontario, and southwestern Pennsylvania south to Mexico, Arkansas and the northern Gulf States. The Bewick's Wren does not migrate. It lives in thickets, brush piles and hedgerows, open woodlands and scrubby areas, often near streams.


It eats insects and spiders, which it gleans from vegetation or finds on the ground. Wrens are sometimes observed foraging with chickadees and other birds.


The nest is cup-shaped and located in a nook or cavity of some kind. It lays 5 to 7 eggs that are white with brown spots. The Bewick's Wren produces two broods in a season. Pairs are monogamous when it comes to breeding, but go solitary throughout the winter.

Calls and Songs

The song is loud and melodius