Wallace's fairywren

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Wallace's fairywren
Illustration (bird below)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Maluridae
Genus: Sipodotus
Mathews, 1928
Species: S. wallacii
Binomial name
Sipodotus wallacii
Gray, 1862

Todopsis wallacii

The Wallace's fairywren (Sipodotus wallacii) is a species of bird in the Maluridae family. It is monotypic within the genus Sipodotus.[2] It is found in the Aru Islands and New Guinea, where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.[2]

It is named after Alfred Russel Wallace, a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, and biologist.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Sipodotus wallacii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "ITIS Report: Todopsis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 357–358. 

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