Northern scrub robin

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Northern scrub robin
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Petroicidae
Genus: Drymodes
Species: D. superciliaris
Binomial name
Drymodes superciliaris
Gould, 1850

The northern scrub robin (Drymodes superciliaris) is a species of bird in the family Petroicidae. It is found in northern Australia. It was found to be genetically distinct from the Papuan scrub robin, with which it was considered conspecific.[2]

A putative subspecies, D. s. colcloughi, known as the Roper River scrub robin, was described by Gregory Mathews in 1914 from specimens supposedly collected from the Northern Territory of Australia. However, there have been no further records from the area, the provenance of the specimens has been questioned, and the taxon is controversial.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Drymodes superciliaris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Christidis, L; Irestedt, M; Rowe, D; Boles, W E & Norman, J A (2011). "Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA phylogenies reveal a complex evolutionary history in the Australasian robins (Passeriformes: Petroicidae)" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 61: 726–738. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.08.014. PMID 21867765. 
  3. ^ Schodde, R. & Mason, I.J. (1999). The Directory of Australian Birds: Passerines. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. pp. 390–391. ISBN 0-643-06456-7.