Official State Bird of South Carolina
The Carolina wren was designated the official state bird of South Carolina in 1948, replacing the state's original state bird adopted in 1942 (the mockingbird). SC Act 693 also specifies that intentionally killing either bird in the state of South Carolina is a misdemeanor punishable by fine and jail time. All State Birds
The Carolina wren is found throughout South Carolina and is also featured on the U.S. Mint's commemorative quarter for South Carolina.
Carolina Wren Facts
The Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) is a small bird with conspicuous white stripes over the eyes. The back of its body is brownish-red and its tail is finely barred with black. The song of the Carolina wren is described as " tea-ket-tle, tea-ket-tle, tea-ket-tle" and can be heard year-round, day and night, in all kinds of weather.