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New Zealand wrens

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Containing group: Passeriformes

Other Names for Acanthisittidae


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Raikow, R. J. 1987. Hindlimb myology and evolution of the Old World suboscine passerine birds (Acanthisittidae, Pittidae, Philepittidae, Eurylaimidae). Ornithological Monographs 41:181.

Sibley, C. G., G. R. Williams, and J. E. Ahlquist. 1982. The relationships of the New Zealand wrens (Acanthisittidae) as indicated by DNA-DNA hybridisation. Notornis 29:113130.

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Scientific Name Acanthisitta chloris, Xenicus gilviventris, Xenicus longipes
Comments top: Acanthisitta female (left), male (right); bottom-left: Xenicus gilviventris; bottom-right: Xenicus longipes
Reference Buller, W. L. 1873. Birds of New Zealand.
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