That leaves the House Wren and Winter Wren. I’d be willing to bet that some of the birds I have identified as House Wrens are actually Winter Wrens, and some of my Winter Wrens are House Wrens. The two are very similar, best identified by the difference in size and tail length (which is hard to determine unless the two are side by side in a photo) and very slight difference in plumage.
House Wrens can be found in small trees or shrubs in open forests or near forest edges, bouncing from limb to limb of small trees and shrubs looking for insects. The habitat overlaps with that of Winter Wrens, which prefer open or dense woods and are usually found creeping among fallen logs and dense underbrush Bird field guides often describe the Winter Wren’s behavior to be more like a mouse than a bird.
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