Emu wren
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]


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  • Emu wren — Emu E mu, n. [Cf. Pg. ema ostrich, F. [ e]mou, [ e]meu, emu.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large Australian bird, of two species ({Dromaius Nov[ae] Hollandi[ae]} and {D. irroratus}), related to the cassowary and the ostrich. The emu runs swiftly, but is unable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emu wren — E mu wren (Zo[ o]l.) A small wrenlike Australian bird ({Stipiturus malachurus}), having the tail feathers long and loosely barbed, like emu feathers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emu-wren — Taxobox name = Emu wrens regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Maluridae genus = Stipiturus genus authority = Lesson, 1831 subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = S. malachurus S. mallee S. ruficeps… …   Wikipedia

  • emu wren — noun : any of several small Australian warblers (genus Stipiturus) that resemble wrens but have the tail feathers long and loosely barbed like emu feathers * * * emu wren noun A small Australian bird (genus Stipiturus) with tail feathers… …   Useful english dictionary

  • emu-wren — ▪ bird  any of the three species of the Australian genus Stipiturus, of the songbird family Maluridae. In these tiny birds the narrow, cocked tail consists of six wispy feathers in quality, like the feathers of the emu. The most widespread… …   Universalium

  • emu wren — švelniauodegiai malurai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Stipiturus angl. emu wren vok. Borstenschwanz, m rus. мягкохвостый малюр, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – malurai siauresnis terminas – blyškusis švelniauodegis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • emu-wren — /ˈimju rɛn/ (say eemyooh ren) noun any of several small, brown, endemic Australian birds of the genus Stipiturus, family Maluridae, having long, loosely barbed tail feathers, similar to the feathers of the emu …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mallee Emu-wren — Conservation status Endangered (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Southern Emu-wren — Taxobox name = Southern Emu wren status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Maluridae genus = Stipiturus species = S. malachurus binomial = Stipiturus malachurus… …   Wikipedia

  • Rufous-crowned Emu-wren — Taxobox name = Rufous crowned Emu wren status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Maluridae genus = Stipiturus species = S. ruficeps binomial = Stipiturus ruficeps… …   Wikipedia

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