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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀκανθίς (akanthis, goldfinch, linnet) + New Latin sitta (nuthatch), from Ancient Greek σίττη (sitte, nuthatch)[1]

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  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Acanthisittidae — the New Zealand wrens, a type of passerine.


  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)
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