Wren. The wren is a tiny brown bird, although it is heavier, less slim, than the even smaller goldcrest. It is dumpy, almost rounded, with a fine bill, quite long legs and toes, very short round wings and a short, narrow tail which is sometimes cocked up vertically. For such a small bird it has a remarkably loud voice. It is the commonest UK breeding bird, although it suffers declines during prolonged, severely cold winters.
This purple roller was sunning itself early one morning at the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. This tiny bird usually shows some of the more sea affected colors, the cooler colors, such as blue, purple, brown, green, and shades/mixes of red.