Very small (about 10 cm or 4 in) and elusive bird. Compact appearance, large head compared to the body and short tail, almost always raised. Rufous plumage, darker in the upperparts. Marked cream eyebrow. Fine and slightly curved bill.
The Wren is a bird of edge scrubs, weeds, reeds, brambles and hedges. It lives in mixed and riparian woods with plenty of understory. Also in parks and gardens with dense shrubs.
Resident in Malaga all year round. It breeds from April to July. Two annual layings of 5 to 7 eggs. The males are polygamous. It feeds on small insects (mosquitoes, mayflies, larvae, spiders).
It is a common and frequent bird throughout the province. It can be watched in almost all stages of the Great Path.
Wrens are very restless birds. If they feel in danger or are excited, they raise their tails at an angle of 90º. They are usually seen only a few moments as they quickly hide among the intricate weeds of the hedges. Very powerful, melodious and characteristic song.
- Altos de Hondonero
- Arroyo de la Ventilla
- Camino de la Fuenfría
- Costa del Sol Occidental
- Dehesa de Hondonero
- El Torcal
- Fuente de los 100 Caños
- Fuente del Acebuche
- Genal and Guadiaro rivers junction
- Genil River banks
- GR 249. Stage 04: Torrox - Nerja
- GR 249. Stage 05: Nerja - Frigiliana
- GR 249. Stage 06: Frigiliana - Cómpeta
- GR 249. Stage 07: Cómpeta - Canillas de Aceituno
- GR 249. Stage 08: Canillas de Aceituno - Periana
- GR 249. Stage 11: Alfarnate - Villanueva del Rosario
- GR 249. Stage 25: Estación de Benaoján - Jimera de Líbar
- GR 249. Stage 27: Benalauría - Genalguacil
- GR 249. Stage 28: Genalguacil - Casares
- GR 249. Stage 29: Casares - Estepona
- GR 249. Stage 34: Benalmádena - Alhaurín de la Torre
- Hoz de Marín
- Llanos de Líbar
- Montes de Malaga Natural Park
- Quejigales - Puerto de Los Pilones
- Refugio de Juanar
- Río Guadalmina
- Río Jorox
- Sierra del Padrastro
- The Mouth of Rio Velez
- Valley of Genal River