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Robin, Smoky
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Peneothello cryptoleuca
Asia, Global, Indonesia, Melanesia Read more
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Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of lo ...
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Described by German ornithologist Ernst Hartert in 1874, the Smoky Robin is a member of the Australian 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 and honeyeaters as well as 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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