Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Hebridean Wren
(Winter wren, Jenny wren)
Troglodytes troglodytes hebridensis
Photograph © Terry Fountain
Loch Carnan - Lochboisedale - South Uist - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
22nd March, 2007
Our Wren photographs
- Hebridean Wren
- Troglodytes troglodytes hebridensis
- Gaelic: Dreathan-donn
- WI: Common (1000 -10,000 breeding pairs) resident breeder.
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.
(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)
Other local bird photographs
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