Carolina wren

noun

: a large wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) chiefly of eastern North America having a loud lively song

Examples of Carolina wren in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among bird species, the cameras spotted brown thrashers, northern cardinals (male), dark-eyed juncos, mourning doves, bluejays, Carolina wrens and many American robins. Finian Curran/queens University News Service, Charlotte Observer, 9 May 2024 Warblers and nuthatches will appreciate a 1.25-inch hole, while a 1.5-inch hole is best for bluebirds and Carolina wrens. Brandi Fuller, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 May 2023 There is precedent for states switching their honorary state animals, including birds: In 1948, South Carolina shifted from the mockingbird to the Carolina wren. Curt Anderson, orlandosentinel.com, 5 Nov. 2021 This story has been corrected to show that South Carolina shifted in 1948 from the mockingbird to the Carolina wren, not the Carolina thrush. Curt Anderson, ajc, 5 Nov. 2021 The condition mostly affected songbirds, including the American robin, blue jay, common grackle, yellowtail flicker, European starling, northern cardinal, house finch, house sparrow, Eastern bluebird, red-bellied woodpecker, and Carolina wren, but had also spread to woodpeckers. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, 20 Aug. 2021 For instance, a mockingbird may begin by mimicking the call of a Northern flicker or a Carolina wren, and then take it up a few notes for a non-mimetic version of that call. Jennifer Ouellette, Wired, 23 July 2021 The Minnesota Ornithologists Union lists dozens of Carolina wren sightings in Minnesota since the 1920s, most in fall and winter. Val Cunningham Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 6 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Carolina wren was in 1868

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“Carolina wren.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carolina%20wren. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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