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Category:Chamaea - BirdForum Opus

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Genus: Chamaea


This genus contains only one species, the Wrentit.


Chamaea is a genus in the family Paradoxornithidae.
It is sometimes also placed in the Timaliidae or the Sylviidae, which makes it the only American member of the Old World Babblers. This conclusion is not only based on genetic but also on behavioural evidence. This genus seems to be very close to Moupinia but the song is clearly less musical.

Genus Chamaea viewedit
C. fusciata Wrentit


  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
  2. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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