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Robin, White-browed
 
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Scientific Name:
Poecilodryas superciliosa
Location(s):
Australasia, Australia, Global Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally common but patchy in occurrence (del Hoyo et al. 2007). ...
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Wikipedia
The White-browed Robin was described by the naturalist John Gould in 1847; the genus name is derived from the Ancient Greek words poikilos "little" and dryas "dryad". The species name is derived from the Latin word supercilium "eyebrow". It 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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