Story: Land birds – overview

Long-billed wren

Long-billed wren

The long-billed wren (Dendroscansor decurvirostris), now extinct, was one of New Zealand's three species of flightless wren.

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Land birds – overview - Flightless land birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 June 2023)

Story by Kerry-Jayne Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2015