Eurasian wren / Zaunkönig (Troglodytes troglodytes)

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Eurasian Wren foraging in the reeds at the frozen Lake Pfaeffikon 2021-02-15 08.41.30 Pfäffikersee
Classification: Genus Troglodytes; Subfamily Troglodytinae; Family Certhiidae
Etymology: The scientific name is taken from the Greek word "troglodytes" (from trogle a hole, and dyein to creep), meaning "cave-dweller",[4] and refers to its habit of disappearing into cavities or crevices whilst hunting arthropods or to roost. [Link]
Song: Auffällig laut für den kleinen Vogel. Singt auch im Winter! Schmetternd, mit einem bis zwei Trillern als letztes oder vorletztes Glied. [Link]
Song surprisingly loud. A high-pitched stream of clear notes resembling Robin and Dunnock in timbre. Differs from those in showing frequent shifts in pitch with much larger register than Dunnock, and by the unique, numerous, interspersed long trills. [Link]
Calls: „zerr“ (z-und rr-gleichzeitig) auch durchdringendes „tzr“(Gezetter) [Link]
Warning call a short hard "teck", like banging two rocks together. Often repeated in series when excited to form machine-gun-like "firing". [Link]
Physical details: length=9-10 cm, wingspan=13-17 cm, weight=7-12 g
Song: High-pitched, melodic, very variable with many trills and whistles.
Song attributes: Melody: improvised melodic, fast, Frequency: high (3-9 KHz) Special sounds: trill Singing season: 02-01 - 07-31 Dawn chorus start, 40 minutes before dawn.
Call: Sputtery/trilly repeated notes at 3-8 KHz
Call attributes: Call melody: one note, slow, Frequency: 3-8 KHz, Special sounds: sputter/pebble-clatter
First documented observation : 2019-07-07

Media


Zaunkoenig am Luppmen-Ufer. 2021-02-25 15.44.54 Luppmen

Eurasian wren from Wikipedia. Source: WIKIPEDIA

Zaunkönig nahe Gutenswil 2020-04-17 08.05.25 Wald Fehraltorf (song)

Additional Images


Zaunkoenig am Pfaeffikersee. 2021-02-15 08.41.26 Fehraltorf

Zaunkoenig am Pfaeffikersee. 2021-02-15 08.41.24 Fehraltorf

Zaunkoenig am Pfaeffikersee, von hinten. 2021-02-15 08.41.24 Fehraltorf

Zaunkoenig from behind by seegraeben. 2020-04-27 13.53.02 Luppmen

Eurasian wren from Wikipedia. Source: WIKIPEDIA

Additional Audio


♫ Source: BirdNet 2021-08-14 09.43.19 Uster (call)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2021-08-14 09.43.19 Uster (call)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2021-07-20 13.59.25 Weisslingen (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2021-05-19 07.25.03 (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2021-05-10 10.36.53 Locarno (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2021-03-29 11.16.16 Fehraltorf (song?)

♫ 2021-02-25 15.48.06 Luppmen (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-11-30 21.40.29 Fehraltorf (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-11-30 21.40.16 Fehraltorf (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-10-08 15.18.10 Fehraltorf (song?)

♫ 2020-07-14 16.03.00 Luppmen (song?)

♫ 2020-07-01 07.13.26 Alpweg (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-06-03 09.47.03 Hungerseeli (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-06-03 09.36.53 Hungerseeli (song?)

♫ 2020-05-07 11.52.49 Hungerseeli (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-05-07 10.43.48 Hungerseeli (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-04-27 13.47.52 Luppmen (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-04-27 13.31.34 Luppmen (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-04-25 08.40.36 Luppmen (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-04-25 08.40.36 Luppmen (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-04-25 08.12.31 Luppmen (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-04-23 09.58.19 Luppmen (song?)

♫ 2020-04-17 08.05.25 Wald Fehraltorf (song?)

♫ 2019-07-07 11.41.41 Luppmen (song?)

♫ 2019-07-07 11.41.41 Luppmen (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2019-06-04 12.36.07 Luppmen (song?)

♫ Source: XENOCANTO (call)

♫ Source: XENOCANTO (song?)

♫ Source: XENOCANTO (song?)