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Bay wren (Cantorchilus nigricapillus)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae
Genus: Cantorchilus
Mann, Barker, Graves, Dingess-Mann & Slater 2006
Type species
Thryothorus longirostris[1]
Vieillot, 1819

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Cantorchilus is a genus of birds in the wren family. Established by Nigel I. Mann, F. Keith Barker, Jeff A. Graves, Kimberly A. Dingess-Mann and Peter J. B. Slater in 2006, it contains 10 species.[2] All of the species assigned to it were previously included in the genus Thryothorus.[3]



  1. ^ "Troglodytididae". The Trust for Avian Systematics. Retrieved 2023-07-15.
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Cantorchilus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ Mann, Nigel I.; Dingess, Kimberly A.; Barker, F. Keith; Graves, Jeff A.; Slater, Peter J. B. (January 2009). "A Comparative Study of Song Form and Duetting in Neotropical Thryothorus Wrens". Behaviour. 146 (1): 1–43. doi:10.1163/156853908x390913. JSTOR 40296085.

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