Short-tailed Grasswren

Its natural habitats are temperate shrubland and rocky areas.

The Short-tailed Grasswren is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

#2 SHORT-TAILED GRASSWREN Amytornis merrotsyi Short-tailed Grasswren is a recent split from Striated (Schodde & Mason 1999). It inhabits open spinfex-covered hills in the Flinders Range of South Australia. One such site is Stokes Hill (above; L to R: Bruce Wedderburn, Peter Waanders, Murray Lord). We arrived reasonably early in the morning, and a pair were seen at a distance foraging between clumps of spinifex (the short spiky clumps that cover this hillside). More

The Short-tailed Grasswren (Amytornis merrotsyi) is a species of bird in the Maluridae family. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are temperate shrubland and rocky areas. References - * BirdLife International 2006. Amytornis merrotsyi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007. Stub icon This songbird-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. More

Short-tailed Grasswren (Amytornis merrotsyi) = French: Amytis de Merrotsy German: Kurzschwanz-Grasschlüpfer Spanish: Maluro Colicorto Other common names: Chestnut-mantled Grasswren Taxonomy: Amytornis merrotsyi Mellor, 1913, Yudnamutana, northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Forms a superspecies with A. striatus. Until recently considered conspecific, but falls outside range of intraspecific variation found in latter species, and possibly sympatric with it in Gawler Ranges; separation at species level further supported by protein evidence. More

distribution for Short-tailed Grasswren Amytornis merrotsyi, a rare and restricted South Australian endemic bird and close to the site where it was discovered. Significantly the Mount Gee/ Mount Painter area is also the main Flinders Ranges breeding area for Little Woodswallow and Painted Finch and also where uncommon species such as Broad-tailed Thornbill and Redthroat are common. It is also a major habitat for Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby. More

Short-tailed Grasswren, Amytornis merrotsyi. Formerly a subspecies of the Striated Grasswren. Restricted to a few areas in the vicinity of the Flinders Ranges, SA. Users Comments Add your Comments Be the first to comment on this Image More

site for Short-tailed Grasswren , a generally accepted , but not yet formal , split from Striated Grasswren . My first real introduction to grasswren location I was treated to a real tease as this species specialises in hide and seek . The thin ventriloquial calls leading one up the spinifex path as shadowy forms turned this into something of a ghost hunt . More

Short-tailed Grasswren able to occupy areas of lower Triodia cover due to fox baiting, with fox control proving greatest influence on abundance * Increased activity of Malleefowl mounds within the Gawler Ranges including indications of hatching events top More

Short-tailed Grasswrens common, at least by call, to SW of Lookout but not inclined to be seen; overhead hawks (Kestrels) caused alarm calls of Grasswrens from Triodia clumps where none appeared to be at the time. 4 Australasian Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae This web site is licensed under a Creative Commons License. More

Stokes Hill and commenced the search for Short-tailed Grasswren in the bare spinifex covered hills. Some slightly unusual looking characters appeared to be doing the same, but rather than using binoculars and their ears, they were beating the spinifex bushes. Within 20 minutes we had located the first Short-tailed Grasswrens, much to the excitement of the group as this was a tick for all. More

One Short-tailed Grasswren was seen running. After a scenic drive including a creek crossing through the Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges Yellow-footed Rock-wallabies were found at the usual location. A lunch stop at Aroona Dam near Leigh Creek resulted in three Musk Duck and a Grey Butcherbird. We then headed off to the start of the Strzelecki track at the Mt Lyndhurst area. More

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Subspeciation in the Short-tailed Grasswren (Amytornis merrotsyi, Maluridae) %J Emu %D 2008 %V 108 %N 4 %P 275-282 %R doi:10.1071/MU08011 %U %X The Short-tailed Grasswren (Amytornis merrotsyi) is restricted to the stony spinifex (Triodia) hills of the Gawler Ranges and Flinders Ranges of South Australia. Comparisons of DNA sequences of the mitochondrial ND3 gene reveal an average of 2.1% (1.7–2.3%) sequence divergence between the two isolated populations. Genetic differentiation within populations was less, ranging from 0 to 0. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Maluridae
Genus : Amytornis
Species : merrotsyi
Authority : Mellor, 1913