Logrunners (Orthonychidae)

Chowchilla (Orthonyx spaldingii) - HBW 12, p. 347

French: Orthonyx de Spalding German: Schwarzkopf-Stachelschwanzflöter Spanish: Colaespina de Spalding
Other common names: Black-headed/Northern/Spalding’s Logrunner, Northern Chowchilla, Spalding’s Spinetail

Taxonomy: Orthonix [sic] spaldingii E. P. Ramsay, 1868, Rockingham Bay, Queensland, Australia.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • melasmenus Schodde & Mason, 1999 - NE Australia in coastal ranges from Mt Amos and Mt Finnegan S to Thornton Range (NE Queensland).
  • spaldingii E. P. Ramsay, 1868 - Macalister and Herberton Ranges S to Seaview and Paluma Ranges (NE Queensland).