emu-wren

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emu-wren
 
n
any Australian wren of the genus Stipiturus, having long plumy tail feathers

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emu-wren

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 species, the southern emu-wren (S. malachurus), is streaked brown, with pale-blue throat in the male. Emu-wrens are shy inhabitants of wet and dry scrublands.

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