House Wren/ Troglodytes aedon /Cucarachero común

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One of the birds sighted throughout the Americas; in the north you can easily spot them in the bird houses that people place in their gardens so that this small and curious friend commonly known as House Wren nests in them.
Una de las aves avistadas en toda América; en el norte se le puede avistar con facilidad en las casas de aves que las personas colocan en sus jardines para que éste pequeño y curioso amigo conocido comúnmente como House Wren anide en ellas.

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In Colombia it is known as common wren, this small bird measures between 11 and 13 centimeters and can be easily identified by its alert sounds which it makes when seeing or feeling a stranger near its area. It is scientifically termed as Troglodytes aedon.
En Colombia se conoce con el nombre de cucarachero común, esta pequeña ave mide entre los 11 y 13 centímetros y se puede identificar con facilidad por sus sonidos de alerta los cuales realiza al ver o sentir a un extraño cerca a sus área. Es denominado científicamente como Troglodytes aedon.

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We have observed the common wren in Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida in the United States and we have also reported it in Colombia,South America in different departments such as: Tolima, Antioquia and Caldas. Apparently the Troglodytes aedon is an amazing traveler who rejoices with his song to the great America.
Al cucarachero común lo hemos observado en Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida en los Estados Unidos y también lo hemos reportado en Colombia sur de América en diferentes departamentos como: Tolima, Antioquia y Caldas. Al parecer el Troglodytes aedon es un viajero sorprendente que alegra con su canto a la gran América.

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In the Colombian Andean area the House Wren is more elusive or timid, since it lives in rural areas, especially in the first level of the ground, I mean, among the chusquines or bushes that are closer to the forest areas far from the population .
En el área andina colombiana el Cucarachero común es más esquivo o tímido, pues habita en las áreas rurales, especialmente en el primer nivel del suelo, quiero decir, entre los chusquines o matorrales que están más cerca a las áreas del bosque alejados de la población.

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Although there are reports of sighting of this species in some gardens of the town, (Líbano Tolima) with some involvement of population. Their nests seem to be very closed, because it only shows a small hole where only one small body would fit.
Aunque existen reportes de avistamiento de esta especie en algunos jardines del pueblo, (Líbano Tolima) con alguna implicación de población. Sus nidos aparentan estar muy! cerrados, pues solo deja ver un pequeño agujero por donde solo cabe su pequeño cuerpo.

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The Common Wren, as its spanish name indicates, feeds on insects, especially cockroaches, also on worms that it finds among the old trunks.
El Cucarachero común, como su nombre lo indica se alimenta de insectos, especialmente de cucarachas, también de gusanos que encuentra entre los troncos viejos.

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Once again we see how birds help us keep biological control over insects and we owe a lot to Troglodytes aedon for doing a job of feeding on insects that some of humans do not like, especially cockroaches.
Una vez más vemos como las aves nos ayudan al control biológico de insectos y le debemos mucho al Troglodytes aedon por realizar un trabajo de alimentarse con esos insectos que algunos de los humanos no nos gustan, especialmente la cucarachas.

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God bless you
Dios los bendiga


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Wow! This one makes some really fun faces ;p. Even the most common birds are special visitors that help us humans! Thank you for sharing!

Yes, i

Yes, i agree with you;)

Dang, I should have put up wren houses where I lived in high school to eat the cockroaches! Helpful little cuties. 😊

Yes, they are very cute.;)


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One of my favorite little birds! They are so feisty and simply do not back down! When they have young in the birdhouse they shout at me each time I come out the door! Great info and photos!

Thanks a lot. It gives Me great joy that this little bird will visit you. ;)