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Robin, Pale-yellow
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Tregellasia capito
Australasia, Australia, Global Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be nowhere common but more frequent in the north of its range (Flegg and Madge 1995). ...
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The Pale-yellow Robin was first described by ornithologist John Gould in 1854.[ 2] For many years it was classified with the other Yellow Robins in the genus Eopsaltria, on the basis of plumage, nests and behaviour. Others have placed it with the genus Poecilodryas due to the similarly plumaged fledglings. However, the closest relatives of both it and the related White-faced Robin remain unclear and are hence placed in their own small genus Tregellasia, originally erected by Gregory Mathews in 1912.[ 3] Like all Australian Robins, it is not closely related to either the European Robin or the American Robin, but belongs rather to the Corvida parvorder comprising many tropical and Australian passerines including pardalotes, Fairy-wrens and honeyeaters as well as crows. ...
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