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Troglodytes aedon ssp. martinicensis (Sclater)

Martinique House Wren (Troglodytes aedon ssp. martinicensis)  

This bird was described in the year 1866, it was restricted to the island of Martinique, where it inhabited the native rain forests.  

The Martinique House Wren was last seen in 1886, having been exterminated by introduced rats and feral cats.  



[1] Charles B. Cory: Descriptions of new species of birds from the West Indies. The Auk 3(3): 381-382. 1886 
[2] John C. Barlow: Another colony of the Guadeloupe House Wren. Wilson Bulletin 90(4): 635-637. 1978 

[3] Dieter Luther: Die ausgestorbenen Vögel der Welt. Westarp Wissenschaften 1986  


edited: 06.09.2019