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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Corvida
Superfamilia: Meliphagoidea
Familia: Pardalotidae
Genus: Sericornis
Species: S. arfakianus - S. beccarii - S. citreogularis - S. frontalis - S. humilis - S. keri - S. magnirostra - S. nouhuysi - S. papuensis - S. perspicillatus - S. rufescens - S. spilodera - S. virgatus


Sericornis Gould, 1838


A synopsis of the birds of Australia, and the adjacent islands. pt4 pl.58

Sericornis is a genus of small, mainly insectivorous, birds, the scrubwrens. They are placed in the family Acanthizidae which was included in the Pardalotidae in the Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy. However, this placement was always controversial and indeed has since turned out to be false.

Despite the similarity in shape and habits, the true wrens (Troglodytidae) are a quite unrelated group of passerines.

Sericornis contains the following species and notable[verification needed] subspecies:

* Grey-green Scrubwren, Sericornis arfakianus
* Tropical Scrubwren or Beccari's Scrubwren, Sericornis beccarii - sometimes included in S. magnirostris
* Yellow-throated Scrubwren, Sericornis citreogularis
* White-browed Scrubwren, Sericornis frontalis
o Spotted Scrubwren, Sericornis frontalis maculatus
o Buff-breasted Scrubwren, Sericornis frontalis laevigaster
* Tasmanian Scrubwren or Brown Scrubwren, Sericornis humilis - sometimes included in S. frontalis
* Atherton Scrubwren, Sericornis keri
* Large-billed Scrubwren, Sericornis magnirostris
* Large Scrubwren, Sericornis nouhuysi
* Papuan Scrubwren, Sericornis papuensis
* Buff-faced Scrubwren, Sericornis perspicillatus
* Vogelkop Scrubwren, Sericornis rufescens
* Pale-billed Scrubwren, Sericornis spilodera
* Perplexing Scrubwren, Sericornis virgatus


* Del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A. & Christie D. (editors). (2006). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions. ISBN 9788496553422

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