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Length is 9-10 cm (3.5 - 4 inches)
Two subspecies have been described:
Rice et al in 1999 proposed placing this species in its own genus, Nannus2. Later molecular studies support this classification, because the closest relative of winter wren are not other members of the genus Troglodytes but the Marsh and Sedge Wrens3.
Can be found in almost any habitat, low down in undergrowth from gardens and woodland to clifftops.
Tends to keep low when flying.
Forages under dense cover for small insects and spiders
The nest is a ball of grass, leaves or other vegetation and may be placed in a bank hole, in thick vegetation or tucked under overhang. The clutch consists of 5-8 white eggs with brownish-red speckles. They are incubated for about 2 weeks and fledge around 16 or 17 days later.
There are usually 2 broods in the season which runs from April to August.
Call: Hard, dry chit or chiti
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