Tasmanian scrubwren

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Tasmanian scrubwren
Sericornis humilis - Melaleuca.jpg
In Tasmania
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Acanthizidae
Genus: Sericornis
Species: S. humilis
Binomial name
Sericornis humilis
Gould, 1838

The Tasmanian scrubwren or brown scrubwren (Sericornis humilis) is a bird species endemic to the temperate forests of Tasmania and nearby King Island. It lives in the understory of rainforest, woodland, dry forest, swamps and coastal scrublands.[2]

The scrubwrens by Neville William Cayley, including S. humilis on the right.

Placed in the family Pardalotidae in the Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy, this has met with opposition and indeed is now no longer accepted; they instead are currently placed in the independent family Acanthizidae. It is alternately considered a subspecies of the smaller white-browed scrubwren, and further research is needed to understand the relationships between the two species.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Sericornis humilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Gregory, Phil (2007). "Family Acanthizidae (Thornbills)". In del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew; Christie, David. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. p. 583. ISBN 978-84-96553-42-2.