Thick-billed Grasswren (Amytornis textilis) - HBW 12, p. 530
French: Amytis natté
Spanish: Maluro Picogordo
Other common names: Western/Large-tailed Grasswren (nominate and myall); Eastern Grasswren (modestus)
Taxonomy: Malurus textilis Dumont de Sainte Croix, 1824, Peron Peninsula, Shark Bay, Western Australia.
Relationships uncertain. Has sometimes been treated as conspecific with A. purnelli. Has been suggested, on basis primarily of morphological differences, that race modestus represents a separate species. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- textilis (Dumont de Sainte Croix, 1824) - Shark Bay region, in Western Australia.
- modestus (North, 1902) - extreme S Northern Territory (Macdonnell Ranges) and N & C South Australia (L Eyre-L Frome basin).
- myall (Mathews, 1916) - N Eyre Peninsula (including Gawler Ranges), in South Australia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Foraging in coastal scrub
Locality Monkey Mia, Western Australia, Australia (Monotypic species)
Clive Nealon 18 February 2014 23 weeks ago 4
Bird on sand near bush
Locality Monkey Mia, Western Australia, Australia (ssp textilis)
birdinggreynomads 9 August 2010 4 years ago 4
Foraging in coastal teatree
Locality Monkey Mia, Western Australia, Australia
Lindsay Hansch 14 September 2010 4 years ago 3.7
Bird with insect in beak
Locality Western Australia, Australia
birdinggreynomads 4 years ago 3.5
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