Kōrero: Land birds – overview

Stout-legged wren

Stout-legged wren

This stamp features the extinct stout-legged wren. Along with two other members of its family – Acanthisittidae – it was flightless, extremely unusual for passerines. And most flightless birds are much larger than these three – the biggest of which weighed 40 grams.

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New Zealand Post
Reference: 1996 Extinct Birds stamp issue
Artwork by Geoffrey Cox

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Land birds – overview - Flightless land birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/postage-stamp/9906/stout-legged-wren (accessed 31 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerry-Jayne Wilson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2015