More Grasswren splits

Subject: More Grasswren splits
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:14:34 +1000
Joshua Bergmark posted the following summary of the 2013 paper
on the Feathers and Photos forum:

Put simply:

A. barbatus    Grey Grasswren (two subspecies)
A. woodwardi   White-throated Grasswren 
A. dorotheae   Carpentarian Grasswren 
A. striatus    Striated Grasswren - Mallee birds including those in NSW, Vic 
and SA at Gluepot, etc
A. whitei      Pilbara Grasswren (split from Striated) - Isolated Pilbara birds
A. oweni       Sandhill Grasswren (split from Striated) - Central Australia 
(eg: population at Uluru)
A. rowleyi     Rusty Grasswren (split from Striated) - Isolated central Qld 
A. merrotsyi   Short-tailed Grasswren (two subspecies)
A. ballarae    Kalkadoon Grasswren 
A. purnelli    Dusky Grasswren 
A. goyderi     Eyrean Grasswren 
A. housei      Black Grasswren 
A. textilis    Western Grasswren (needs more taxonomic assessment)
A. modestus    Thick-billed Grasswren (needs more taxonomic assessment)

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