Winter Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

(T. t. hyrcanus)

Armenian Name: Եղնջաթռչնակ
Winter Wren

See Plate 43 for Winter Wren and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Uncommon
Length:9-10 cm, Wing Span:13-17 cm
Distribution Map: Map 231.
Description: Very small noisy bird with long pale supercilium and short cocked tail. Gray-brown to red-brown above with dark-barred wings and tail. Pale brown below, barred on belly and flanks. Wing coverts often with white spots on tips.
Behavior: Skulks in dense vegetation, but inquisitive and comes out to scold intruders. Song is a surprisingly loud series of rattles, buzzes, and trills.
Habitat: Woodland, streamside thickets; rocky semidesert scrub in winter.
Food: Invertebrates, berries, seeds.
Nest: Domed cup of plants and wool in dense vegetation, or in moist cave or rock crevice.
Eggs: 17 mm, 5-8, white, gray-brown spots.