Bird Families

Other Passeriformes



The wren, or in the popular way, the zerichtail is a funny, restless, fussy bird with an amazingly strong melodic voice. The complex, beautiful chirping of the little singer resembles a combination of the trills of a nightingale, a lark, and a canary.

  1. Description of the bird
  2. What does it look like
  3. Video: How Wrens Sing and Shout
  4. Character and lifestyle
  5. What eats
  6. Where dwells
  7. Reproduction
  8. Natural enemies
  9. Wintering
  10. Wren in the Red Book
  11. The main causes of extinction
  12. Current population situation
  13. Do I need to take measures to protect
  14. Interesting facts about the bird

Description of the bird

The only representative of the Krapivnikov family from the Sparrow-like family. The Latin name sounds menacing - Troglodytidae, which means "living in a cave." The species is very aptly nicknamed the nut, the root plant for the characteristic features of the external appearance.

What does it look like

Small European bird by weight is twice lighter than a sparrow - only 8-12 g. Length - 9-11 cm. Wingspan - 15-17 cm. The body is dense. The head is large, round. The thin elongated beak is slightly bent downward. A disproportionately short tail is often perky upturned. The plumage is soft, fluffy.

Males and females are of the same color - the top is rusty red, and the bottom is grayish brown. Above the eye there is an indistinct light stripe. On the body there are transverse dark streaks. The juveniles have light chestnut feathers on their heads with a dark border - the main difference from adult animals.

Of all the subspecies differing in morphological characteristics, the house wren is the closest species. The upper part of his body is brown in color, the lower one is of a nut shade.

Character and lifestyle

They live in a closed, isolated - one by one, or in pairs. The birds strictly adhere to the chosen terrain. The males are territorial. With voiced, energetic, slightly crackling singing, they mark their boundaries, driving away unwanted competitors.

At night they gather in small flocks, choosing secluded corners for a joint overnight: dense bushes, windbreaks, shallow earthen burrows. To protect themselves from the cold, they cuddle together, forming a small circle.

Birdies behave very secretively, avoid open spaces, therefore they fly little and reluctantly.

What eats

The main menu consists of insects, spiders, molluscs, crustaceans, invertebrates (caterpillars, beetles, earwigs, grasshoppers, snails, woodlice, millipedes). They seek out food near the surface of the earth, checking mainly damp places: weeds, heaps of brushwood, upturned roots, fallen trunks.

In autumn, with a lack of animal food, birds feed on fruits of berries, plant seeds. Part of the population even accepts algae.

In winter they keep near non-freezing water bodies, catch tadpoles or small fish.

Where dwells

Widely distributed in Eurasia, Western Europe, North America, North Africa. They do not inhabit the European and Asian taiga, steppes and deserts of Russia, and in the south of the country they are found only in winter. In most of the range, the common species predominates.

They live in humid mountainous, coniferous, deciduous, mixed forests. Less often they inhabit treeless areas - plains or rocks. A favorite nesting place is nettle thickets. It is important to have dead wood and forest debris in order to hide from predators.

The family's homeland is the North American continent. Bird watchers believe that real wrens, together with their relatives, flew to Eurasia through the Bering Strait.


From wintering, males are the first to arrive. And, like real men, they build nests. Usually this is the first half of April - the end of May. During this period, the songs sound exceptionally louder, so the gentleman beckons the lady.

The structure looks like a spherical or elongated coconut. Building materials are thin spruce branches, green moss, dry blades of grass, leaves. As a rule, married couples form before the dwelling is completed. The corner you like is lined with down and feathers.

On the nesting site, from 5 to 12 buildings are erected, but only one of them will be chosen by the female.

Within two weeks, the young mother incubates a clutch of 4-7 white eggs with brownish-red spots, the average size of which is 16x12 mm. Both parents feed helpless cubs.

They bring food only to hatched chicks 70-180 times per day, and to 14-day-old ones - 300-500 times. Fledglings leave for 15-16 days. Puberty occurs in a year.

Natural enemies

In the wild, wrens rarely have a lifespan of more than four years. They are hunted by birds of prey, martens, vipers. Jays destroy nests. With a suspicious noise, sensing danger, the birds hide, not making the slightest sound.

A ground enemy seen not far from the nesting site is pursued, driving away with a loud crash. If a threat is impending, they instantly fly away from the nest 5-6 meters to the nearest shelter.


Most passerines are sedentary species. They hibernate near ice-free rivers, springs, springs. They feed on invertebrates, roots of aquatic plants, which are sought out in shallow waters. Mostly old individuals remain, leading a solitary lifestyle.

Birds nesting in the northern regions migrate to more favorable winter conditions. Preparations for departure begin in the second half of August - early September. Representatives of the species concentrate outside the forest (lake shores, wastelands).

Wren in the Red Book

There is no critical decrease in the population, but vulnerable subspecies are included in the list of rare, endangered animals.

The main causes of extinction

The closest relatives of wrens are on the verge of extinction. This is due to environmental factors. The decline in species is directly related to destructive habitat conditions and a lack of nesting sites.

Current population situation

In general, the number of wrens does not fluctuate significantly. The following subspecies are listed in the Red Book:

  • Antyoksky shrub - inhabits the South American dry forests,
  • Cuban - lives only in swampy areas overgrown with sword-grass,
  • Commander - Kamchatka Red Book bird inhabiting the Commanders,
  • New Zealand - lives in New Zealand,
  • Slender-billed - found only in mountain forests with limestone rocks,
  • Large Short-billed - breeds in South America, primarily in Colombia.

According to the scientific classification, the extinct species belong to the New Zealand genus - Shrub, as well as Stephen shrub.

Do I need to take measures to protect

Forestry sanitation reduces the number of nesting sites. Therefore, it is important to provide protective breeding grounds for animals.

Biologist-researcher Vladimir Borisovich Zimin proposes to prepare special plexuses of coniferous branches for nesting pairs.

Interesting facts about the bird

  1. A distinctive feature of the species is a strong voice. Singing reaches a volume of 90 dB. This is equivalent to a working vacuum cleaner or a moving tram. Multicolored trills last 5-6 seconds. Their flooded songs with a frequency of 4000-9000 Hz can be heard at a distance of 500 meters.
  2. Sex cannot be determined by color. During the breeding season, females develop a hedgehog patch, and the cloacal protrusion increases. Males do not incubate brood. Also, the male differs from the female in habits. The males are more active, emit many sounds, while the females are more secretive, singing extremely rarely.
  3. Males are unusually polygamous. While their companion is evaporating offspring, they calmly look for a new pair for themselves.
  4. The image of this tiny bird adorned the British farthing, minted from 1937 to 1956.
  5. Ancient Celts, Welsh considered the bird sacred. Until now, she is revered in many European states: England, Ireland, Iceland. Wren is a frequent character in folklore and literary works.

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Ⓘ Anttrap

Members of the family are varied in size from 8 to 36 cm long, many with bright contrasting coloration. The beak is laterally compressed, sometimes with a hook at the top. Legs in terrestrial species are long, in arboreal ones - short. Males are colored in contrast, often with transverse stripes or spots of white, black or red, females are monochromatic.

Distributed from Southern Mexico to Central Argentina. They live secretly in forests or bushes. Nests on bushes, less often on the ground. In clutch there are 2 eggs, rarely 3, incubate for 14 - 17 days. The main food is insects, mainly ants.

History of taxonomy

Taxon was first identified by George Robert Gray in 1840.

By the end of the 20th century, the anttrap family was quite large, it included 52 genera and more than 240 species. Even then, it was divided into two separate groups: typical anttrap with 45 genera and terrestrial anttrap with 7 genera, which were later assigned the rank of separate families: Thamnophilidae and Formicariidae. In 2005, after molecular genetic studies, the genera of pittoid anthills, small anthills, tailless anthills and myrmoter were isolated into a separate family of Grallariidae Grallariidae.


As of October 2018, the family includes only 2 genera and 12 species:

  • Chamaeza Vigors, 1825 - Blackbird ant nests
  • Formicarius Boddaert, 1783 - Pitt-like ant traps

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