Acanthizidae

The Australasian warblers are native to Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand and the south-west Pacific. Hybridization has been documented in two genera, Calamanthus and Sericornis. In the latter genus, hybridization between White-browed Scrubwren (S. frontalis) and Atherton Scrubwren (S. keri) was confirmed by mtDNA analysis (Joseph & Moritz 1993).

 

White-browed Scrubwren and Atherton Scrubwren

White-browed Scrubwren and Atherton Scrubwren

 

References

Joseph, L. & Moritz, C. (1993). Hybridization between the White-Browed and Atherton Scrubwrens – Detection with Mitochondrial-DNA. Emu 93, 93-99.

 

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