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Note on a Tasmanian "Acanthiza"

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Legge, William Vincent (1892) Note on a Tasmanian "Acanthiza". Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 77-78.

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Abstract

Last December, when visiting an out-of-the-way settlement
on the Elephant Hill, near St. Mary's, situated about 1,500
feet above sea level, I met with a solitary bird hopping about
the scrub and bushes, on the edge of a clearing, and being
attracted by its peculiar note, I procured it, having by chance
my gun with me. It proved to be a small Acanthiza, very
similar to the common " Brown tail' or Tasmanian Acanthiza,
but differing in having the forehead pale rufescent grey,
instead of rufous, and the throat and foreneck with the
markings much less pronounced than in the last-named species
,
in fact the colouration of that part is almost uniform, the
centres of the feathers being also slightly darker than the
rest of the web. At the base of the outer webs of the
primaries there is a narrow rufous band, similar to that
shown in Gould's figure, which, however, has the markings of
the throat more pronounced than in my specimen, owing to
the absence of throat markings.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 77-78
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2013 01:08
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:48
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