Definitions

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  • n. Any of various small, mainly insectivorous passerine birds of the family Acanthizidae.

Etymologies

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scrub +‎ wren

Examples

  • These include northern logrunner or chowchilla Orthonyx spaldingii, little treecreeper Climacteris minor, Atherton scrubwren Sericornis keri, Australian fernwren Crateroscelis gutturalis, mountain thornbill Acanthiza katherina, bridled honeyeater Lichenostomus frenatus, Bower's shrike-thrush Colluricincla megarhyncha, tooth-billed catbird Ailuroedus dentirostris and golden bowerbird Prionodura newtoniana.

    Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site, Australia

  • Twenty-one species of native birds regularly utilize rainforest habitat, including the grey goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae), brown scrubwren (Sericornis humilis), and black currawong (Strepera fulignosa).

    Tasmanian temperate rain forests

  • Several other species restricted to Tasmania and Bass Strait Islands also occur here, including the green rosella (Platycercus caledonicus), brown scrubwren (Sericornis humilis), and yellow-throated honeyeater (Lichenostomus flavicollis).

    Tasmanian temperate forests

  • Birds: eastern yellow robin (NE form with yellow rump), white-browed scrubwren, white-throated treecreeper, brush turkey, emerald dove (green-winged pigeon), wompoo pigeon, fan-tailed cuckoo and female regent bowerbird.

    A Snail's Eye View

  • Fairy and scrubwrens have very similar alarm calls - a high-pitched piping noise - so the fairy-wren may have automatically recognised the alarm call of the scrubwren.

    New Scientist - Online News

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