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Nannus troglodytes (pl) (noun) (plural used as a singular)
1. A genus of small passerine (perching) birds: Members of the wren family of birds are called Nannus troglodytes because they often live in holes.
2. Etymology: the genus name (Greek troglodytai, from trogle, "a hole" (properly "a hole formed by gnawing" and dyein, "to enter") refers to the tendency of these wrens to enter small crevices and similar areas as they look for food.
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