Western Grasswren

Western Grasswren / Amytornis textilis

Western Grasswren

Here the details of the Western Grasswren named bird below:

SCI Name:  Amytornis textilis
Protonym:  Malurus textilis Dict.Sci.Nat. 30 p.117
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Maluridae /
Taxonomy Code:  thbgra1
Type Locality:  Shark Bay, midwestern Australia = Peron Peninsula, midwestern Australia, fide Mathews, 1923, Birds Australia, 10, p. 172.
Publish Year:  1824
IUCN Status:  


(Maluridae; Ϯ Thick-billed Grasswren A. textilis) Genus Amytis Lesson, 1831, grasswren; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Textile Wren ... its mode of progression on the ground is such as no description can convey an accurate conception of, and must be seen to be understood: I cannot perhaps compare it with anything, unless with the motion of an Indian-rubber ball when thrown forcibly along the ground. While stealing from bush to bush, with this rapid movement, its head low and tail perfectly erect, it presents an exceedingly droll appearance" (Gould 1865); "Malurinæ  ...  Amytornis textilis, with two allied species, also from Australia, belong here, wren-like birds of brown plumage, with curious whitish longitudinal streaks" (Stejneger 1885); "Amytornis Stejneger, 1885, in Kingsley, Standard Nat. Hist., 4, p. 499. New name for Amytis Lesson, 1831, preoccupied by Amytis Savigny, 1822." (Mayr in Peters, 1986, XI, p. 404).   
Synon. Amictus, Amytis, Cryptamytis, Diaphorillas, Eyramytis, Magnamytis, Mytisa.

L. textilis braided, plaited < texere to weave.


Western Grasswren (Western)
SCI Name: Amytornis textilis textilis
L. textilis braided, plaited < texere to weave.

Western Grasswren (Gawler Ranges)
SCI Name: Amytornis textilis myall
Myall Creek, Gawler Ranges, South Australia.