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Wren, name of several groups of small birds. The true wrens are the Troglodytidae, a family of 60 species of small perching birds. The name is also used for some 80 species (family Malurinae) of warblers of Australia and New Guinea, and the New Zealand wrens (family Xenicidae). True wrens are small, compact birds with short to long tails cocked upward. They occur in Central and North America.

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