Fairy-wrens (Maluridae)

Grey Grasswren (Amytornis barbatus) - HBW 12, p. 529

French: Amytis gris German: Brauengrasschl├╝pfer Spanish: Maluro Gris

Taxonomy: Amytornis barbatus Favaloro and McEvey, 1968, Teurika, Bulloo River, north-west New South Wales, Australia.
Protein evidence indicates that this species stands apart genetically from other grasswrens; interpreted as being an older form. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • diamantina Schodde & Christidis, 1987 - Cooper Creek and R Diamantina drainage, in SW Queensland and NE South Australia.
  • barbatus Favaloro & McEvey, 1968 - R Bulloo and Caryapundy Swamp, in extreme SW Queensland and NW New South Wales.

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