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Rifleman
Rifleman
Female
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Acanthisitti
Family: Acanthisittidae
Genus: Acanthisitta
Lafresnaye, 1842
Species: A. chloris
Binomial name
Acanthisitta chloris
Sparrman, 1787
Subspecies

Acanthisitta chloris chloris
Acanthisitta chloris granti

Synonyms

Sitta chloris

Rifleman or tītipounamu in the Maori language, Acanthisitta chloris is a species of New Zealand wren. The Rifleman is the smallest bird in New Zealand.[2] It has two subspecies, South Island Rifleman, A. c. chloris[3] and North Island Rifleman, A. c. granti.[4]


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Other common names Titipounamu, North Island Rifleman, South Island Rifleman
Scientific Protonym: Sitta chloris
Other languages Maori: Tītipounamu

DescriptionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Acanthisitta chloris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Grey H. Sherley (2003). "New Zealand Wrens". In Christopher Perrins. Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds. Firefly Books. pp. 416–7. ISBN 1-55297-777-3. 
  3. ^ "Acanthisitta chloris chloris". Avibase. 
  4. ^ "Acanthisitta chloris granti". Avibase. 

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