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Robin, Dusky
 
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Scientific Name:
Melanodryas vittata
Location(s):
Australasia, Australia, Global Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be locally common (Flegg and Madge 1995). ...
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Wikipedia
The Dusky Robin was first described by the French naturalists Jean René Constant Quoy and Joseph Paul Gaimard in 1830,[ 2] and was known for many years as Petroica vittata before being placed in its current genus Melanodryas. Two subspecies are recognised, one on the Tasmanian mainland and one on King Island. 'Stump robin' was a name given it by early settlers from its habit of sitting on stumps or posts.[ 3] Other local names include 'Wood Robin' and 'Sad Robin'.[ 4] ...
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