Large-billed scrubwren

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Large-billed scrubwren
Cayley p20 Scrubwrens.png
The scrubwrens by Neville William Cayley, including S. magnirostris on the top left.
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Acanthizidae
Genus: Sericornis
Species: S. magnirostra
Binomial name
Sericornis magnirostra
(Gould, 1838)
Synonyms

Sericornis magnirostris

The large-billed scrubwren (Sericornis magnirostra) is a bird species. Placed in the family Pardalotidae in the Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy, this has met with opposition and indeed is now known to be wrong; they rather belong to the independent family Acanthizidae.

Described by ornithologist John Gould in 1838, it is endemic to Australia. It is found in denser undergrowth in temperate forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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