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Bewick’s Wren Misidentification

Bewick's Wren
Bewick’s Wren

Thanks to Nick from Biological Ramblings in helping me add another bird to my life list!! I was a little careful in my identifications and should have more closely investigated my “Carolina Wren” that was actually a Bewick’s Wren. I missed the obvious rust-brown underparts in the Carolina Wren and the white-edged tail with dark bars on the Bewick’s Wren. I was anticipating the Bewick’s to be more Gray than brown and just didn’t spend the time at home identifying it like I should have done. Anyways . . . . . Bewick’s Wren (CHECK)!! Thanks Nick!

Bewick's Wren
Bewick’s Wren

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7 responses

  1. No problem. I thought it might be new for you. Have you rushed back out there to see one again now that you know? 🙂

    25 January 2010 at 7:12 pm

  2. Michael Head

    Tricky stuff identifying the birdies. I always enjoy seeing teh methods you use.

    25 January 2010 at 7:41 pm

  3. Glad you are big enough to admit your mistake…and, hey, lifer!

    26 January 2010 at 8:16 am

  4. Hey, a lifer is a lifer.

    26 January 2010 at 10:16 am

  5. Cool. I love wrens of all sorts!

    26 January 2010 at 9:57 pm

  6. Marg

    Congrats-what a cute wren-that white edging is pretty!

    27 January 2010 at 5:59 pm

  7. Wow, you are really ticking off the lifers, aren’t you! That’s what’s so fun about going somepalce new. I can see how you would get the 2 wrens confused. I would also if they were near each other. Our Bewick’s Wrens here in AZ are more gray. Good for you to get this all straightened out!

    4 February 2010 at 6:14 am

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