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Robin, Ashy
 
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Scientific Name:
Heteromyias albispecularis
Location(s):
Asia, Global, Indonesia, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally fairly common, although often scarce (del Hoyo et al. 2007). ...
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Wikipedia
It is one of two species within the genus Heteromyias. Previously it and the Grey-headed Robin from Australia were treated as one species and known as Heteromyias albispecularis. It has also been classified within the genus Poecilodryas. Described by Italian naturalist Tommaso Salvadori in 1874, the Ashy Robin is a member of the Australasian Robin family Petroicidae. Sibley and Ahlquist's DNA-DNA hybridisation studies placed this group in a Corvida parvorder comprising many tropical and Australian passerines including pardalotes, fairy-wrens, honeyeaters and crows.[ 2] However, subsequent molecular research (and current consensus) places the robins as a very early offshoot of the Passerida (or "advanced" songbirds), within the songbird lineage.[ 3] ...
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