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Wrenthrush

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Zeledonia coronata
Higher classification  Zeledonia
Order  Passerine
Family  Incertae sedis
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Genus  Zeledonia Ridgway, 1889
Similar  Flame‑throated warbler, Black‑cheeked warbler, Olive‑crowned yellowthroat, Collared whitestart, Teretistris

The wrenthrush or Zeledonia (Zeledonia coronata) is a unique species of nine-primaried oscine which is endemic to Costa Rica and western Panama. Neither a wren nor a thrush (and unrelated to both), it has a short tail, rounded wings and elongated tarsi.

Wrenthrush Wrenthrush Zeledonia photo Greg Lavaty photos at pbasecom

It is the only species in the genus Zeledonia, whose relations have been uncertain, but are now coming into focus. It is sometimes placed in its own family (which is supported by recent genetic data) or (erroneously) with the thrushes. It is currently placed by some authorities in the New World warbler family, an arrangement which has also been shown to be incorrect via recent data.

Wrenthrush Costa Rick Wrenthrush

The genus name commemorates José Castulo Zeledón, a Costa Rican ornithologist.

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Wrenthrush BirdsEye Photography Review Photos
Wrenthrush BirdsEye Photography Review Photos

References

Wrenthrush Wikipedia


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