Thornbills (Acanthizidae)

Striated Fieldwren (Calamanthus fuliginosus) - HBW 12, p. 589

French: Séricorne strié German: Strichelfeldhuscher Spanish: Sedosito Estriado
Other common names: Field Wren, Eastern/Rock/Streaked Fieldwren, White-lored Fieldwren, Striated Calamanthus, (Striated) Reed-lark

Taxonomy: Anthus fuliginosus Vigors and Horsfield, 1827, Derwent River district, south-east Tasmania, Australia.
Forms a superspecies with C. campestris and C. montanellus. All three have often been treated as conspecific; further study required in order fully to resolve relationships within the genus. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • bourneorum Schodde & Mason, 1999 - SE South Australia and SW Victoria (W Bassian Plain).
  • albiloris North, 1902 - coastal SE New South Wales (Illawarra region) S to C Bassian Plain of Victoria.
  • diemenensis North, 1904 - W Tasmania.
  • fuliginosus (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827) - E Tasmania.