A troglodyte is a cave-dweller.
The Wren’s scientific name is Troglodytes troglodytes. That made sense to the 12 year old me when I found a Wren’s nest deep in the rocks of the bank of a stream.
Have you noticed how big their feet are?
Here’s my pencil crayon sketch from when I was 12:
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