Order Passeriformes

Family Zeledoniidae

Only subscribers have complete access to the families of the HBW Alive. To make the most of all of HBW's features, discover our subscriptions now!
HBW Alive Plans & Pricing  Why subscribe

Vertical Tabs


Previously included in Parulidae, within which was considered probably closest to Basileuterus; has also been thought most closely related to Troglodytidae or Turdidae. Molecular work has shown that this taxon appears not to belong in Parulidae#R#R; further research suggests that it is most aptly treated in its own family, probably as sister to Teretistridae, and these two may in turn be sister to the pairing of Icteridae and Parulidae#R.

Recommended citation

(2019). Wrenthrush (Zeledoniidae). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/1343553 on 6 December 2019).