Resources

Books

Higgins, P. J., J. M. Peter, and W. K. Steele, eds. Tyrant-flycatchers to Chats. Vol. 5 of Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Schodde, R., and I. J. Mason. The Directory of Australian Birds—Passerines. Collingwood, Australia: CSIRO Publishing, 1999.

Smith, L. H. The Life of the Lyrebird. Richmond, Australia: William Heinemann Australia, 1988.

Periodicals

Bock, W. J., and M. H. Clench. "Morphology of the Noisy Scrub-bird, Atrichornis clamosus, (Passeriformes:

Atrichornithidae): Systematic Relationships and Summary."

Records of the Australian Museum 37, nos. 3 and 4 (1985).

Curtis, H. S. "The Albert Lyrebird in Display." Emu 72 (1972): 81-84.

Robinson, F. N., and H. S. Curtis. "The Vocal Displays of the Lyrebirds (Menuridae)." Emu 96 (1996): 258-275.

Smith, L. H. "Structural Changes in the Main Rectrices of the Superb Lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae in the Development of the Filamentary Feathers." Emu 99 (1999): 46-59.

H. Sydney Curtis, BSc Darryl N. Jones, PhD

Scrub-birds

(Atrichornithidae)

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Atrichornithidae

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Small, brown, ground-dwelling birds with short wings, powerful legs, longish tail, pointed bill, and loud penetrating calls

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7-9 in (17-23 cm); 1-1.7 oz (30-52 g)

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Number of genera, species

1 genus; 2 species

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Moist forest and thicket

Vulnerable: 1 species; Near Threatened: 1 species

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_imited ranges in Australia

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