Thornbills (Acanthizidae)

Norfolk Gerygone (Gerygone modesta) - HBW 12, p. 597

French: Gérygone de Norfolk German: Norfolkgerygone Spanish: Gerigón de la Norfolk
Other common names: Norfolk (Island) Flyeater

Taxonomy: Gerygone modesta Pelzeln, 1860, Norfolk Island, in Tasman Sea.
Relationships uncertain. May possibly belong in the superspecies formed by G. mouki and G. igata; all were once considered (together with the extinct Lord Howe I species G. insularis) to be conspecific, but they differ significantly in plumage and song. Possibly closer to G. levigaster-G. fusca group. Genetic studies required. Monotypic.

Distribution: Norfolk I (including vegetated N islets), E of Australia.

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