It occurs in most suburban areas in its range and it is the single most common wren. All subspecies have blackish wren and martin pdf to the wings and tail, and some also to the flanks. All subspecies show a faint eye-ring and eyebrow and have a long, thin bill with a blackish upper mandible, and a black-tipped yellowish or pale grey lower mandible.
The legs are pinkish or grey. The short tail is typically held cocked. This bird’s rich bubbly song is commonly heard during the nesting season but rarely afterwards. There is marked geographical variation in the song, though somewhat more gradual than in the bird’s outward appearance that can strikingly differ, e. Birds from far north and south of the species’ range nonetheless have songs that differ markedly.