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How long does a house wren live. I'm doing research on this bird I can't seem to find that much info. on it!! Thank You



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I don't have specifics for house wrens handy, but in general birds that size are lucky to live through 2 nesting seasons, 4 or 5 years would be quite old age. A great source of information, available at some libraries, is the series of books, Life Histories of North American Birds, by A. C. Bent, originally published by the Smithsonian and reprinted by Dover. They are old but very detailed. Newer information on many common species is in 3 volumes on Bird Behavior by Donald Stokes, but I don't think you will find anything about life span there.

J. Elliott



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