Nature Journal
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Carolina Wren Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
General Information
- Long, thin, slightly decurved bill
- Bold white supercilium
- Rusty upperparts
- White throat and buffy underparts
- Wings and tail barred with black
- Thin white wing bars
- Long tail frequently held upright
- Pink legs
- Sexes similar
- Usually very vocal and loud

Similar species
The Carolina Wren is similar to the Bewick's and Marsh Wrens but has buffy, not white, underparts and rustier upperparts.

House Wren has a less distinct supercilium, less rusty upperparts and barring on the belly and undertail coverts. Winter Wren is smaller, darker, has a shorter tail and less distinct supercilium.
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