house wren

a common American wren, Troglodytes aedon, that nests around houses.

1800–10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
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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