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Robin, Grey-headed
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Heteromyias albispecularis
Asia, Australasia, Australia, Global, Indonesia, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea Read more
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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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It is one of two species within the genus Heteromyias. Previously it and the Ashy Robin from New Guinea were treated as one species and known as Heteromyias albispecularis. Described by Australian naturalist Edward Pierson Ramsay in 1876, the Grey-headed Robin is a member of the Australasian Robin family Petroicidae, or Eopsaltridae.[ 2] 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.[ 3] 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.[ 4] ...
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