Tasmanian Scrubwren (Sericornis humilis) - HBW 12, p. 583
French: Séricorne brun
Spanish: Sedosito Pardo
Other common names: Brown Scrubwren, Brown/Tasmanian Sericornis
Taxonomy: Sericornis humilis Gould, 1838, Van Diemen’s Land = Tasmania.
Closely related to, and often treated as conspecific with, S. frontalis; Bass Strait populations of scrubwrens apparently intermediate between the two, and race tregellasi sometimes included in latter species; also, birds resembling race flindersi of S. frontalis have been recorded in far NE Tasmania, probably reflecting contact with mainland Australia during last glacial epoch; genetic studies required in order to clarify relationships and help in defining species boundaries. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- tregellasi Mathews, 1914 - King I (W Bass Strait), off SE Australia.
- humilis Gould, 1838 - Tasmania and inshore islands.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
- No sound recordings available yet