Bristlebirds (Dasyornithidae)

Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus) - HBW 12, p. 540

French: Dasyorne brun German: Braunkopf-Lackvogel Spanish: Picocerdas Oriental
Other common names: Bristlebird, Brown/Common Bristlebird

Taxonomy: Turdus brachypterus Latham, 1801, near Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia.
In past, sometimes treated as conspecific with D. longirostris, but differs significantly in plumage and voice. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • monoides Schodde & Mason, 1999 - coastal and subcoastal E Australia from SE Queensland (Conondale Range) S to NE New South Wales (S to Dorrigo Plateau).
  • brachypterus (Latham, 1801) - coastal SE Australia from Illawarra (SE New South Wales) S to Mallacoota (E Victoria).