Sounds of the House Wren
Shortcut: Bubbly chatter
Song: The male's song is a rich, bubbling chatter. It starts slowly, rises in volume and pitch, then drops, ending with a rapid cascade of notes. During courtship, song is more excited and includes many harsh, squeaky, notes.
Call: Loud churring rattles are given in alarm, especially when there is danger to the young. Other sounds include buzzing notes and simple chit calls used in a variety of situations.
Bird songs copyright 2011 by Lang Elliott. Song descriptions adapted from the book Common Birds and Their Songs (Lang Elliott, 1998: Houghton Mifflin Company) and other material by Lang Elliott. Contact: Nature Sound Studio. Photographs copyright 2011 by Brian Small and Robert Royse. All rights reserved.