Wrens (Troglodytidae Familie)

Wrens (Troglodytidae Familie)

true wrens are members of a family Troglodytidae containing 79 species. They get their scientific name from the tendency of some species to forage in dark crevices.

Members of the Troglodytidae Familie.
Rufous-naped Wren
Rock Wren

The true wrens are members of a family Troglodytidae containing 79 species.

Only one species, Troglodytes troglodytes, known as the Winter Wren in North America, occurs in the Old World, where it is commonly known simply as the Wren.

The 27 Australasian “wren” species are unrelated and are in the family Maluridae.

They get their scientific name from the tendency of some species to forage in dark crevices.


They are mainly small and inconspicuous, except for their loud songs.

These birds have short wings and a thin down-turned bill.

Several species often hold their tails upright. All are insectivorous.

Breeding / Nesting:

Wrens: Eggs, Incubation and Fledging Times


  • Sedge Wren
    Apolinar’s Wrens aka Apolinar’s Marsh-wren (Cistothorus apolinari)
  • Band-backed Wrens (Campylorhynchus zonatus)
  • Banded Wrens (Thryothorus pleurostictus)
  • Bar-winged Wood Wrens (Henicorhina leucoptera)
  • Bay Wrens (Thryothorus nigricapillus)
  • Bewick’s Wrens (Thryomanes bewickii)
  • Bicolored Wren (Campylorhynchus griseus)
  • Black-bellied Wrens (Thryothorus fasciatoventris)
  • Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapillus)
  • Black-throated Wrens (Thryothorus atrogularis)
  • Boucard’s Wrens (Campylorhynchus jocosus)
  • Buff-breasted Wrens (Thryothorus leucotis)
  • Cactus Wrens (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)
  • Canyon Wrens (Catherpes mexicanus)
  • Carolina Wrens (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
  • Chestnut-breasted Wrens (Cyphorhinus thoracicus)
  • Clarion Island Wrens (Troglodytes tanneri)
  • Cobb’s Wrens (Troglodytes cobbi) 4-day old hatchlings
  • Coraya Wrens (Thryothorus coraya)
  • Fasciated Wrens (Campylorhynchus fasciatus)
  • Fawn-breasted Wrens (Thryothorus guarayanus)
  • Flutist Wrens (Microcerculus ustulatus)
  • Fulvous Wrens (Cinnycerthia fulva)
  • Giant Wrens (Campylorhynchus chiapensis)
  • Grey-barred Wrens (Campylorhynchus)
  • Grey-breasted Wood Wrens (Henicorhina leucophrys)
  • Grey-mantled Wrens (Odontorchilus branickii)
  • Grey Wrens (Thryothorus griseus)
  • Happy Wrens (Thryothorus felix)
  • House Wrens (Troglodytes aedon)
  • Inca Wrens (Thryothorus eisenmanni)
  • Long-billed Wrens (Thryothorus longirostris)
  • Lowland Wood-Wrens aka White-breasted Wood-Wrens (Henicorhina leucosticta)
  • Marsh Wrens (Cistothorus palustris)
  • Mountain Wrens (Troglodytes solstitialis)
  • Moustached Wrens (Thryothorus genibarbis)
  • Musician Wrens (Cyphorhinus aradus): Named for its intricate song, the Musician Wren is native to South America
  • Nava’s Wrens (Hylorchilus navai)
  • Niceforo’s Wrens (Thryothorus nicefori)
  • Nightingale Wrens (Microcerculus philomela)
  • Northern House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
  • Ochraceous Wrens (Troglodytes ochraceus)
  • Paramo Wrens (Cistothorus meridae) https://3adbe275657384c04822712d0708c18f.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
  • Peruvian Wrens (Cinnycerthia peruana)
  • Plain Wrens (Thryothorus modestus)
  • Plain-tailed Wrens (Thryothorus euophrys)
  • Riverside Wrens (Thryothorus semibadius)
  • Rock Wrens (Salpinctes obsoletus)
  • Rufous-and-white Wrens (Thryothorus rufalbus)
  • Rufous-breasted Wrens (Thryothorus rutilus)
  • Rufous-browed Wrens (Troglodytes rufociliatus)
  • Rufous-naped Wrens (Campylorhynchus rufinucha)
  • Rufous Wrens (Cinnycerthia unirufa)
  • Santa Marta Wrens (Troglodytes monticola)
  • Scaly-breasted Wrens (Microcerculus marginatus)
  • Sedge Wrens (Cistothorus platensis)
  • Slender-billed Wrens (Hylorchilus sumichrasti)
  • Sharpe’s Wrens (Cinnycerthia olivascens)
  • Sinaloa Wrens Thryothorus sinaloa) Timberline Wren, Thryorchilus browni https://3adbe275657384c04822712d0708c18f.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
  • Socorro Wrens (Thryomanes sissonii)
  • Song Wrens (Cyphorhinus phaeocephalus)
  • Sooty-headed Wrens (Thryothorus spadix)
  • Southern House-Wren (Troglodytes [aedon] musculus Troglodyte)
  • Speckle-breasted Wrens (Thryothorus sclateri)
  • Spot-breasted Wrens (Thryothorus maculipectus)
  • Spotted Wrens (Campylorhynchus gularis)
  • Stripe-backed Wren (Campylorhynchus nuchalis)
  • Stripe-breasted Wrens (Thryothorus thoracicus)
  • Stripe-throated Wrens (Thryothorus leucopogon)
  • Superciliated Wrens (Thryothorus superciliaris)
  • Tepui Wrens (Troglodytes rufulus) https://3adbe275657384c04822712d0708c18f.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
  • Thrush-like Wrens (Campylorhynchus turdinus)
  • Timberline Wrens (Thryorchilus browni)
  • Tooth-billed Wrens (Odontorchilus cinereus)
  • White-bellied Wrens (Uropsila leucogastra)
  • White-breasted Wood-Wrens aka Lowland Wood-Wrens (Henicorhina leucosticta)
  • Whiskered Wrens (Thryothorus mystacalis)
  • White-headed Wrens (Campylorhynchus albobrunneus)
  • Wing-banded Wrens (Microcerculus bambla)
  • Winter Wrens (Troglodytes troglodytes)
  • Yucatan Wren (Campylorhynchus yucatanicus)
  • Zapata Wrens (Ferminia cerverai)


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