Australian Museum Journal On an insular form of Melithreptus brevirostris, Vigors and Horsfield

Shortform:
North, 1905, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(1): 20–21
Author(s):
North, Alfred J.
Year published:
1905
Title:
On an insular form of Melithreptus brevirostris, Vigors and Horsfield
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
Start page:
20
End page:
21
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1905.984
Language:
English
Plates:
plate v, figures 1 and 2
Date published:
15 June 1905
Cover date:
15 June 1905
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
06 August 2009
Reference number:
984
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (93kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (599kb PDF)

Abstract

Being at present engaged on the Meliphagidae for the next part of "Nests and Eggs of Birds found breeding in Australia and Tasmania," among other species, Mr. A. Zietz, the Assistant Director of the South Australian Museum, Adelaide, has kindly drawn my attention to three skins of which he writes "You will notice three specimens of Melithreptus brevirostris with remarkably strong bills; the birds were shot on the 3rd October, 1901, by my son Mr. F. R. Zietz out of a flock at Eastern Cove, Kangaroo Island. This might be an insular form of the mainland species."

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