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Amblyornis subalaris by Bowdler Sharpe.jpg
Streaked bowerbird, Amblyornis subalaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ptilonorhynchidae
Genus: Amblyornis
Elliot, 1872

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Amblyornis is a genus of bowerbirds belonging to the family Ptilonorhynchidae. Established by Daniel Giraud Elliot in 1872, it contains four species:[1]


The name Amblyornis is a combination of the Greek words amblus, meaning "dull" and ornis, meaning "bird".[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Amblyornis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 44. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.