Short-tailed Grasswren

To: "rorert john brown" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Short-tailed Grasswren
From: "Lawrie Conole" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 17:08:23 +1100
Robbie Brown wrote:

> SHORT-TAILED GRASSWREN ???  Does such a bird exist?  If it does
> could someone give me the generic name?  It's a new one on me !
> Maybe I'm getting too old for this game!!

Previously just the Flinders Ranges subspecies of Striated Grasswren
Amytornis striatus, recently promoted to full species on the basis of
genetics, etc. - Short-tailed Grasswren A. merrotsyi.  You'll find a picture
of it (as a Striated Gw ssp) in Pizzey & Knight.


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