White-throated oxylabes

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White-throated oxylabes
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Bernieridae
Genus: Oxylabes
Sharpe, 1870
Species: O. madagascariensis
Binomial name
Oxylabes madagascariensis
(Gmelin, 1789)
Synonyms

Hypositta perdita

The white-throated oxylabes (Oxylabes madagascariensis) is a species of passerine bird. Formerly considered part of the Old World warbler family Sylviidae, it has been moved to the family Bernieridae — the Malagasy warblers.[2] It is endemic to Madagascar, where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.[1]

In 2013, genetic studies determined that the former Bluntschli's vanga (also known as short-toed nuthatch-vanga), a species described in 1996 from two specimens collected in 1931, was actually this species. The specimens were both juveniles in a poorly known brown plumage.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Oxylabes madagascariensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Cibois, Alice; Slikas, Beth; Schulenberg, Thomas S.; Pasquet, Eric (2001). "An endemic radiation of Malagasy songbirds is revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequence data". Evolution. 55 (6): 1198–1206. doi:10.1554/0014-3820(2001)055[1198:AEROMS]2.0.CO;2. 
  3. ^ Fjeldså, Jon; Mayr, Gerald; Jønsson, Knud A.; Irestedt, Martin (2013). "On the true identity of Bluntschli's Vanga Hypositta perdita Peters, 1996, a presumed extinct species of Vangidae" (PDF). Bull. BOC. 133 (1): 72–75. Retrieved 12 August 2016.