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Megalurulus whitneyi

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Sylvioidea
Familia: Sylviidae
Genus: Megalurulus
Species: Megalurulus whitneyi
Subspecies: M. w. turipavae - M. w. whitneyi

Name

Megalurulus whitneyi (Mayr, 1933)

Vernacular names

Reference

American Museum Novitates no.590 p.4

The Guadalcanal Thicketbird (Megalurulus whitneyi) is a bird species. Previously placed in the "Old World Warbler" family Sylviidae, it does not seem to be a close relative of the typical warblers; probably it belongs in the newly-recognized grass-warbler family Megaluridae. It is found on two Pacific Ocean islands; Guadacanal in the Solomon Islands and Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu. It sometimes includes the Bougainville and Bismarck Thicketbird as subspecies (in which case the 'combined species' is renamed as the Melanesian Thicketbird).

The Guadalcanal Thicketbird is around 16.5 cm long, a slender bird with long legs and a long tail.[2]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

References

1. ^ BirdLife International 2004. Megalurulus whitneyi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007.
2. ^ Bregulla, Heinrich L. (1992) Birds of Vanuatu, Anthony Nelson, Oswestry, England. ISBN 0-904614-34-4

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