Free Online Dictionary
|Wikipedia English The Free Encyclopedia||Download this dictionary|
New Zealand wren
The New Zealand wrens, Acanthisittidae, are a family of tiny passerines endemic to New Zealand. They were represented by six known species in four or five genera, although only two species survive in two genera today. They are understood to form a distinct lineage within the passerines, but authorities differ on their assignment to the oscines or suboscines (the two suborders that between them make up the Passeriformes). More recent studies suggest that they form a third, most ancient, suborder Acanthisitti and have no living close relatives at all. They are called "wrens" due to similarities in appearance and behaviour to the true wrens (Troglodytidae), but are not members of that family.
|See more at Wikipedia.org...|
The following video provides you with the correct English pronunciation of the word "Xenicidae", to help you become a better English speaker.
© This article uses material from Wikipedia® and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
|WordNet 2.0 Dictionary||Download this dictionary|
1. alternative names for the family comprising the New Zealand wrens
(synonym) family Xenicidae, Acanthisittidae, family Acanthisittidae
(hypernym) bird family
(member-holonym) Oscines, suborder Oscines, Passeres, suborder Passeres
(member-meronym) New Zealand wren
| Xenicidae in French | Xenicidae in Dutch | Xenicidae in German | Xenicidae in Japanese | Xenicidae in Polish | Xenicidae in Hungarian | Xenicidae in Finnish | Xenicidae in Swedish
You think you have ethics... Take the survey NOW!