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Lyrebirds, scrubbirds, bowerbirds & Australasian wrens

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#,† IOC English name Scientific name Authority Breeding Range Code Comment

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2 Lyrebirds Family Menuridae

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Menura Latham, 1801

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Albert's Lyrebird Menura alberti Bonaparte, 1850 AU : e Australia

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Superb Lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae Latham, 1801 AU : e and se Australia

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M. n. edwardi Chisholm, 1921 se Queensland and ne New South Wales (e Australia)

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M. n. novaehollandiae Latham, 1801 ec to se New South Wales (se Austrralia)

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M. n. victoriae Gould, 1865 extreme se New South Wales to s Victoria (se Australia)

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2 Scrubbirds Family Atrichornithidae

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Atrichornis Stejneger, 1885

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Rufous Scrubbird Atrichornis rufescens (Ramsay, EP, 1866) AU : e Australia

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A. r. rufescens (Ramsay, EP, 1866) se Queensland and ne New South Wales

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A. r. ferrieri Schodde & Mason, 1999 ec New South Wales

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Noisy Scrubbird Atrichornis clamosus (Gould, 1844) AU : sw Australia

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20 Bowerbirds Family Ptilonorhynchidae

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Ailuroedus Cabanis, 1851

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White-eared Catbird Ailuroedus buccoides (Temminck, 1836) AU : New Guinea

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A. b. buccoides (Temminck, 1836) w Papuan Islands, far w New Guinea

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A. b. geislerorum Meyer, AB, 1891 n New Guinea

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A. b. stonii Sharpe, 1876 se New Guinea

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A. b. cinnamomeus Mees, 1964 s New Guinea

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Green Catbird Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) AU : e Australia

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Spotted Catbird Ailuroedus melanotis (Gray, GR, 1858) AU : New Guinea, ne Australia AS Ailuroedus  melanotis is split from A. crassirostris (Christidis & Boles 2008)

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A. m. misoliensis Mayr & Meyer de Schauensee, 1939 Misool I. (w Papuan Is.)

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A. m. arfakianus Meyer, AB, 1874 Vogelkop Mts. (nw New Guinea)

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A. m. jobiensis Rothschild, 1895 n New Guinea

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A. m. facialis Mayr, 1936 wc New Guinea

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A. m. guttaticollis Stresemann, 1922 ec New Guinea

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A. m. astigmaticus Mayr, 1931 ne New Guinea

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A. m. melanocephalus Ramsay, EP, 1883 se New Guinea

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A. m. melanotis (Gray, GR, 1858) sc New Guinea and Aru Is.

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A. m. joanae Mathews, 1941 e Cape York Pen. (ne Australia)

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A. m. maculosus Ramsay, EP, 1875 n Queensland (ne Australia)

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Scenopoeetes Coues, 1891

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Tooth-billed Bowerbird Scenopoeetes dentirostris (Ramsay, EP, 1876) AU : ne Australia

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Archboldia Rand, 1940

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Archbold's Bowerbird Archboldia papuensis Rand, 1940 AU : New Guinea

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A. p. papuensis Rand, 1940 wc New Guinea

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A. p. sanfordi Mayr & Gilliard, 1950 ec New Guinea

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Amblyornis Elliot, DG, 1872

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Vogelkop Bowerbird Amblyornis inornata (Schlegel, 1871) AU : nw New Guinea

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Macgregor's Bowerbird Amblyornis macgregoriae De Vis, 1890 AU : c, e New Guinea ENG Correct: English name of Amblyornis macgregoriae from Macgregor's Bowerbird to Macgregor's Bowerbird; Orthography of name follows that used by De Vis in the original description and aligns with Beehler and Pratt (in press)

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A. m. mayri Hartert, 1930 wc New Guinea to c New Guinea

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A. m. kombok Schodde & McKean, 1973 ec New Guinea

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A. m. amati Pratt, 1982 Adelbert Mts. (ne New Guinea)

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A. m. germana Rothschild, 1910 Huon Pen. (ne New Guinea)

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A. m. macgregoriae De Vis, 1890 se New Guinea

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A. m. nubicola Schodde & McKean, 1973 Owen Stanley Range (extreme se New Guinea)

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A. m. lecroyae Frith, CB & Frith, DW, 1997 Mt. Bosavi (sc New Guinea)

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Streaked Bowerbird Amblyornis subalaris Sharpe, 1884 AU : se New Guinea

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Golden-fronted Bowerbird Amblyornis flavifrons Rothschild, 1895 AU : nc New Guinea

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Prionodura De Vis, 1883

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Golden Bowerbird Prionodura newtoniana De Vis, 1883 AU : ne Australia

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Sericulus Swainson, 1825

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Masked Bowerbird Sericulus aureus (Linnaeus, 1758) AU : w New Guinea

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Flame Bowerbird Sericulus ardens (D'Albertis & Salvadori, 1879) AU : s New Guinea

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Fire-maned Bowerbird Sericulus bakeri (Chapin, 1929) AU : ne New Guinea

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Regent Bowerbird Sericulus chrysocephalus (Lewin, 1808) AU : e Australia

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Ptilonorhynchus Kuhl, 1820

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Satin Bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Vieillot, 1816) AU : e Australia

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P. v. violaceus (Vieillot, 1816) se Queensland to s Victoria

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P. v. minor Campbell, AJ, 1912 ne Queensland

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Chlamydera Gould, 1837

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Western Bowerbird Chlamydera guttata Gould, 1862 AU : w, c Australia

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C. g. guttata Gould, 1862 w and c Australia

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C. g. carteri Mathews, 1920 North West Cape Pen. (w Australia)

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Great Bowerbird Chlamydera nuchalis (Jardine & Selby, 1830) AU : n Australia

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C. n. nuchalis (Jardine & Selby, 1830) nw to nc Australia

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C. n. orientalis Gould, 1879 ne Australia

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Spotted Bowerbird Chlamydera maculata (Gould, 1837) AU : e, se Australia

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Yellow-breasted Bowerbird Chlamydera lauterbachi Reichenow, 1897 AU : New Guinea

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C. l. lauterbachi Reichenow, 1897 ne New Guinea

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C. l. uniformis Rothschild, 1931 wc to ec New Guinea

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Fawn-breasted Bowerbird Chlamydera cerviniventris Gould, 1850 AU : New Guinea, ne Australia

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7 Australasian Treecreepers Family Climacteridae

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Cormobates Mathews, 1922

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White-throated Treecreeper Cormobates leucophaea (Latham, 1801) AU : e Australia

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C. l. minor (Ramsay, EP, 1891) ne Queensland

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C. l. intermedia (Boles & Longmore, 1984) ec Queensland

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C. l. metastasis Schodde, 1989 se Queensland and ne New South Wales

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C. l. leucophaea (Latham, 1801) se Australia

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C. l. grisescens (Mathews, 1912) s Australia

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Papuan Treecreeper Cormobates placens (Sclater, PL, 1874) AU : New Guinea

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C. p. placens (Sclater, PL, 1874) Vogelkop (nw New Guinea)

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C. p. steini (Mayr, 1936) wc New Guinea

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C. p. inexpectata (Rand, 1940) Snow Mts. (c New Guinea)

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C. p. meridionalis (Hartert, 1907) se New Guinea

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Climacteris Temminck, 1820

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Red-browed Treecreeper Climacteris erythrops Gould, 1841 AU : se Australia

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White-browed Treecreeper Climacteris affinis Blyth, 1863 AU : c Australia

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C. a. affinis Blyth, 1863 ec Australia

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C. a. superciliosus North, 1895 wc Australia

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Rufous Treecreeper Climacteris rufus Gould, 1841 AU : sw Australia

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Brown Treecreeper Climacteris picumnus Temminck, 1824 AU : e Australia

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C. p. melanotus Gould, 1847 Cape York Pen. (ne Australia)

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C. p. picumnus Temminck, 1824 e to sc Australia

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C. p. victoriae Mathews, 1912 se Australia

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Black-tailed Treecreeper Climacteris melanurus Gould, 1843 AU : n, wc Australia

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C. m. melanurus Gould, 1843 nw and nc Australia

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C. m. wellsi Ogilvie-Grant, 1909 w Australia

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29 Australasian Wrens Family Maluridae

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Sipodotus Mathews, 1928

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Wallace's Fairywren Sipodotus wallacii (Gray, GR, 1862) AU : New Guinea

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S. w. wallacii (Gray, GR, 1862) nw and n New Guinea and nearby islands

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S. w. coronatus (Gould, 1878) sc, c and se New Guinea, Aru Is.

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Chenorhamphus Oustalet, 1878 TAX Broad-billed Fairywren and Campbell's Fairywren are moved from Malurus to Chenorhamphus (Driskell et al 2011)

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Broad-billed Fairywren Chenorhamphus grayi (Wallace, 1862) AU : n New Guinea

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Campbell's Fairywren Chenorhamphus campbelli (Schodde & Weatherly, 1982) AU : sc, se New Guinea TAX Molecular studies support species status of Campbell's Fairywren (Driskell et al 2011; cf Lecroy and Diamond 1995)

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Malurus Vieillot, 1816

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Emperor Fairywren Malurus cyanocephalus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) AU : New Guinea

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M. c. cyanocephalus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) nw and n New Guinea

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M. c. mysorensis (Meyer, AB, 1874) Biak I. (off nw New Guinea)

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M. c. bonapartii (Gray, GR, 1859) s New Guinea, Aru Is.

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Lovely Fairywren Malurus amabilis Gould, 1852 AU : ne Australia

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Variegated Fairywren Malurus lamberti Vigors & Horsfield, 1827 AU : c Australia

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M. l. dulcis Mathews, 1908 nc Australia

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M. l. rogersi Mathews, 1912 nw Australia

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M. l. assimilis North, 1901 wc and c Australia

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M. l. bernieri Ogilvie-Grant, 1909 Bernier I. (off w Australia)

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M. l. lamberti Vigors & Horsfield, 1827 se Australia

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Blue-breasted Fairywren Malurus pulcherrimus Gould, 1844 AU : sw, sc Australia

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Red-winged Fairywren Malurus elegans Gould, 1837 AU : sw Australia

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Superb Fairywren Malurus cyaneus (Ellis, 1782) AU : se Australia

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M. c. cyaneus (Ellis, 1782) Tasmania

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M. c. samueli Mathews, 1912 Flanders Is. (off se Australia)

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M. c. elizabethae Campbell, AJ, 1901 King I. (off se Australia)

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M. c. cyanochlamys Sharpe, 1881 se Australia

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M. c. leggei Mathews, 1912 sc Australia

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M. c. ashbyi Mathews, 1912 Kangaroo I. (off s Australia)

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Splendid Fairywren Malurus splendens (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) AU : c Australia

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M. s. splendens (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) sw and wc Australia

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M. s. musgravi Mathews, 1922 c and sc Australia

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M. s. melanotus Gould, 1841 ec Australia

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M. s. emmottorum Schodde & Mason, 1999 ne Australia

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Purple-crowned Fairywren Malurus coronatus Gould, 1858 AU : n Australia

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M. c. coronatus Gould, 1858 nw Australia

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M. c. macgillivrayi Mathews, 1913 nc Australia

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White-shouldered Fairywren Malurus alboscapulatus Meyer, AB, 1874 AU : New Guinea

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M. a. alboscapulatus Meyer, AB, 1874 Vogelkop (nw New Guinea)

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M. a. aida Hartert, 1930 nw and nc New Guinea

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M. a. lorentzi van Oort, 1909 w and s New Guinea

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M. a. kutubu Schodde & Hitchcock, 1968 sc New Guinea

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M. a. moretoni De Vis, 1892 se New Guinea

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M. a. naimii D'Albertis, 1875 e New Guinea

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Red-backed Fairywren Malurus melanocephalus (Latham, 1801) AU : n, e Australia

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M. m. cruentatus Gould, 1840 n Australia

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M. m. melanocephalus (Latham, 1801) e Australia

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White-winged Fairywren Malurus leucopterus Dumont, 1824 AU : c, w Australia

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M. l. leucopterus Dumont, 1824 Dirk Hartog I. (off w Australia)

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M. l. edouardi Campbell, AJ, 1901 Barrow I. (off w Australia)

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M. l. leuconotus Gould, 1865 w, c, s and e Australia

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Clytomyias Sharpe, 1879

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Orange-crowned Fairywren Clytomyias insignis Sharpe, 1879 AU : New Guinea

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C. i. insignis Sharpe, 1879 nw New Guinea

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C. i. oorti Rothschild & Hartert, 1907 wc to e New Guinea

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Stipiturus Lesson, 1831

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Southern Emu-wren Stipiturus malachurus (Shaw, 1798) AU : e, s Australia

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S. m. malachurus (Shaw, 1798) e and se Australia

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S. m. littleri Mathews, 1912 Tasmania

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S. m. polionotum Schodde & Mason, 1999 sc and se Australia

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S. m. intermedius Ashby, 1920 Mt. Lofty Ranges (se South Australia)

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S. m. halmaturinus Parsons, 1920 Kangaroo I. (off s Australia)

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S. m. parimeda Schodde & Weatherly, 1981 s Eyre Pen. (s Australia)

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S. m. westernensis Campbell, AJ, 1912 sw Australia

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S. m. hartogi Carter, 1916 Dirk Hartog I. (off w Australia)

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Mallee Emu-wren Stipiturus mallee Campbell, AJ, 1908 AU : c, se Australia

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Rufous-crowned Emu-wren Stipiturus ruficeps Campbell, AJ, 1899 AU : w, c Australia

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Amytornis Stejneger, 1885

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Grey Grasswren Amytornis barbatus Favaloro & McEvey, 1968 AU : ec Australia

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A. b. barbatus Favaloro & McEvey, 1968 Bulloo River drainage (sw Queensland and nw New South Wales)

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A. b. diamantina Schodde & Christidis, 1987 Diamantina River drainage (extreme sw Queensland and ne South Australia)

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Black Grasswren Amytornis housei (Milligan, 1902) AU : nw Australia

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White-throated Grasswren Amytornis woodwardi Hartert, 1905 AU : nc Australia

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Carpentarian Grasswren Amytornis dorotheae (Mathews, 1914) AU : nc Australia

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Short-tailed Grasswren Amytornis merrotsyi Mellor, 1913 AU : s Australia

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A. m. merrotsyi Mellor, 1913 Flinders Ranges

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A. m. pedleri Christidis, Horton & Norman, 2008 Gawler Ranges

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Striated Grasswren Amytornis striatus (Gould, 1840) AU : c Australia

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A. s. rowleyi Schodde & Mason, 1999 ec Australia

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A. s. whitei Mathews, 1910 wc Australia

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A. s. striatus (Gould, 1840) c Australia

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Eyrean Grasswren Amytornis goyderi (Gould, 1875) AU : c Australia

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Western Grasswren Amytornis textilis (Dumont, 1824) AU : w, s Australia

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A. t. textilis (Dumont, 1824) w Australia

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A. t. macrourus (Gould, 1847) sw Australia

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A. t. myall (Mathews, 1916) sc Australia

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Thick-billed Grasswren Amytornis modestus (North, 1902) AU : c, sc and ec Australia

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A. m. modestus (North, 1902) c Australia

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A. m. indulkanna (Mathews, 1916) wc Australia

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A. m. raglessi Black, 2011 Flinders Ranges (sc Australia)

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A. m. curnamona Black, 2011 Lake Frome Basin (sc Australia)

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A. m. obscurior (Mathews, 1923) nw New South Wales (ec Australia)

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A. m. inexpectatus (Mathews, 1912) n, s New South Wales (ec Australia)

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Dusky Grasswren Amytornis purnelli (Mathews, 1914) AU : nc Australia

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Kalkadoon Grasswren Amytornis ballarae Condon, 1969 AU : ec Australia