Order Passeriformes

Family Troglodytidae

Wrens
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General

Genetic data indicate a close relationship to Polioptilidae, followed by Certhiidae and Sittidae#R#R#R, and support monophyly of present family, once Donacobius is removed; traditional linear sequence of species and genera, with Campylorhynchus listed first, now rearranged to reflect discovered phylogenetic relationships#R#R#R#R#R.

  • 9-22 cm.
  • 19 genera, 94 species, 403 taxa.
  • 9 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Kroodsma, D. & Brewer, D. (2017). Wrens (Troglodytidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52315 on 26 July 2017).