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house wren

a common American wren, Troglodytes aedon, that nests around houses.
Origin of house wren
1800-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The three primary ones include the tree swallow, house wren, and house sparrow.
  • Raccoons and cats will raid nests but house wren nests are well protected inside cavities.
  • The shape of the house wren is distinctly different than the barn swallow and the painted bunting.

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