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Wren (Fair Isle subespecies)
Troglodytes troglodytes fridariensis

Map of the common names


Description
It is one of the smallest (L 9 cm) of Europe. Rusty-brown with a short cocked tail. Abundant in woodland, but also found in gardens and parks. Feeds mostly on small invertebrates. Resident.


Watercolour by Serge Nicolle


Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
This subspecies is endemic to Fair Isle. Because of the subspecies' small population (only 100 pairs) it is seriously threatened.


Distribution map


yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor


Population :
30 / 40 pairs


Drawing by Manuel Manolos


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