Wren babbler
Wren Wren (r[e^]n), n. [OE. wrenne, AS. wrenna, wr[ae]nna, perhaps akin to wr[=ae]ne lascivious.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Troglodytes} and numerous allied of the family {Troglodytid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Among the species best known are the house wren ({Troglodytes a["e]don}) common in both Europe and America, and the American winter wren ({Troglodytes hiemalis}). See also {Cactus wren}, {Marsh wren}, and {Rock wren}, under {Cactus}, {Marsh}, and {Rock}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds more or less resembling the true wrens in size and habits. [1913 Webster]

Note: Among these are several species of European warblers; as, the reed wren (see {Reed warbler} (a), under {Reed}), the sedge wren (see {Sedge warbler}, under {Sedge}), the willow wren (see {Willow warbler}, under {Willow}), the golden-crested wren, and the ruby-crowned wren (see {Kinglet}). [1913 Webster]

{Ant wren}, any one of numerous South American birds of the family {Formicarid[ae]}, allied to the ant thrushes.

{Blue wren}, a small Australian singing bird ({Malurus cyaneus}), the male of which in the breeding season is bright blue. Called also {superb warbler}.

{Emu wren}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Wren babbler}, any one of numerous species of small timaline birds belonging to {Alcippe}, {Stachyris}, {Timalia}, and several allied genera. These birds are common in Southern Asia and the East Indies.

{Wren tit}. See {Ground wren}, under {Ground}.

{Wren warbler}, any one of several species of small Asiatic and African singing birds belonging to {Prinia} and allied genera. These birds are closely allied to the tailor birds, and build their nests in a similar manner. See also {Pincpinc}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • wren-babbler — ▪ bird  any of about 20 species of small Asian birds belonging to the babbler family Timaliidae (order Passeriformes). They are 10 to 15 centimetres (4 to 6 inches) long, rather short tailed, and have a rather short and straight bill. These… …   Universalium

  • wren-babbler — tikrosios napoteros statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Napothera angl. wren babbler rus. крапивниковая тимелия, f pranc. turdinule, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – timalijiniai siauresnis terminas – kalninė napotera… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • wren-babbler — karietaitiniai plepiai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Spelaeornis angl. wren babbler vok. Zaunkönigstimalie, f rus. крапивниковый бабблер, m pranc. spéléornis, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – timalijiniai siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • wren babbler — noun : any of numerous small timaliine birds of Napothera and several related genera common in southern Asia and the East Indies …   Useful english dictionary

  • Long-tailed Wren-babbler — Conservation status Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Scaly-breasted Wren-babbler — Taxobox name = Scaly breasted Wren babbler image caption = in Kullu Manali District of Himachal Pradesh, India. status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Timaliidae… …   Wikipedia

  • Chin Hills Wren-babbler — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Grey-bellied Wren-babbler — Taxobox name = Grey bellied Wren babbler status = LC status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Timaliidae genus = Spelaeornis species = S. reptatus binomial = Spelaeornis reptatus… …   Wikipedia

  • Pale-throated Wren-babbler — Taxobox name = Pale throated Wren babbler status = LC status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Timaliidae genus = Spelaeornis species = S. kinneari binomial = Spelaeornis kinneari… …   Wikipedia

  • Rusty-throated Wren-babbler — Conservation status Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

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