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Little Shrike-thrush

(Colluricincla megarhyncha)
Alternate name(s): Formerly "Little Shrike-thrush"
Aboriginal name(s): Race "griseata": "gugubarbi" [ngadjon]

Size: 17-19 cm
Weight: 33-49 g

This page is a placeholder. The name "Little Shrike-thrush" is not used to describe birds found in Australia any longer. When, based on genetic evidence, the species was split in two, neither retained the original name.

Most former races of the Little Shrike-thrush now form the newly minted Rufous Shrike-thrush of north-eastern (near-)coastal Australia and parts of New Guinea.

Former race "parvula" of the Little Shrike-thrush is now part of the Arafura Shrike-thrush of the northern to north-western coastal fringe of Australia and parts of New Guinea.

The boundary between the two new species, on the Australian continent, is located on the south-western coastline of the Gulf of Carpentaria, in south-eastern East Arnhemland, near Ngukurr and Limmen, NT.

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