South Carolina State Bird: Carolina wren
Scientific Name: Thryothorus ludovicianus
State Bird Description: The Carolina Wren is the second largest wren in the United States with the Cactus Wren being the only larger species. The Carolina Wren is approximately 5 inches in size and weighing .80 ounces. The Carolina Wren has a darker brown back and lighter underbelly with white streaks above it's eyes. The Carolina Wren does not migrate which leaves it vulnerable to cold weather and populations in the northern parts of the Northeast decline during cold winters.
Where It's Found: The Carolina Wren can be found in the eastern half of the United States, southern sections of Ontario, Canada, and the northeast parts of Mexico.
South Carolina State Bird Dedication: 1948