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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : St Kilda Wren

Hebrides bird sightings - St Kilda Wren

St Kilda Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes hirtensis

Gaelic: Dreathan-donn

 

Photograph © Terry Fountain
St Kilda - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
May, 2007

 

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Hebridean Wren
Hebridean Wren
St Kilda Wren

Hebridean Wren

 

  • St Kilda Wren
  • Troglodytes troglodytes hirtensis
  • Gaelic: Dreathan-donn
  • WI: Farily common resident breeder (100-999 breeding pairs) on St Kilda.

Sub-species T.t.hebridensis, our Hebridean Wren is slightly darker and larger than the mainland ones.

Troglodytes means goes in holes!

 

 

Hebridean Wren records in the Western Isles

Troglodytes troglodytes hebridensis the Hebridean Wren is a common (1000 -10,000 breeding pairs) resident breeder.

Troglodytes troglodytes hirtensis the St Kilda Wren is a farily common resident breeder (100-999 breeding pairs) on St Kilda.

Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

 


On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the Hebridean Wren is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

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