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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Acanthisittidae.

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Examples

  • An endemic family of passerines, the Xenicidae, is represented by rock wren Xenicus gilviventris and rifleman Acanthisitta chloris.

    Te Wahipounamu (South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area), New Zealand

  • The endemic rock wren (Xenicus gilviventris) and the world's only alpine parrot, the kea (Nestor notabalis) probably evolved from lowland equivalents.

    Southland montane grasslands

  • The only population of rock wrens (Xenicus gilviventris) known to exist outside the Southern Alps is found here.

    Southland temperate forests

  • Stephens Island is a dot of land between the North Island and the South Island of New Zealand, and the extinction of this endemic wren, Xenicus lyalli, is just one more instance among many, tiny in its own scope but emblematic.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The expert in turn shipped the preserved specimen off to a British bird journal, along with a manuscript describing this new species and naming it, for the lighthouse keeper, Xenicus lyalli.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Stephens Island is a dot of land between the North Island and the South Island of New Zealand, and the extinction of this endemic wren, Xenicus lyalli, is just one more instance among many, tiny in its own scope but emblematic.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The expert in turn shipped the preserved specimen off to a British bird journal, along with a manuscript describing this new species and naming it, for the lighthouse keeper, Xenicus lyalli.

    The Song of The Dodo

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