White-browed Robin

White-browed Robin / Poecilodryas superciliosa

White-browed Robin

Here the details of the White-browed Robin named bird below:

SCI Name:  Poecilodryas superciliosa
Protonym:  Petroica superciliosa Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1846) (1846), Pt14 no.165 p.106
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Petroicidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whbrob2
Type Locality:  near Burdekin Lakes, north-central Queensland.
Publish Year:  1847
IUCN Status:  


(Petroicidae; Ϯ Buff-sided Robin P. cerviniventris) Gr. ποικιλος poikilos  variegated; δρυας druas, δρυαδος druados  dryad, tree-nymph  < δρυς drus, δρυος druos  tree; "Genus PŒCILODRYAS, Gould.   On reference to the figures of the birds I have called Petroica? cerviniventris and P. superciliosa in the third volume of the folio edition and in the Supplement, it will at once be seen that these two species cannot be associated with either of the preceding genera [Amaurodryas, Melanodryas], and must be separated into a new one; this division I have accordingly made, and assigned to it the above appellation.    Sp. 171. PŒCILODRYAS CERVINIVENTRIS, Gould.  ...  P. superciliosa; to this species the one here described is very nearly allied—so nearly, in fact, that, although I have treated them as distinct, a suspicion has arisen in my mind that they may be the sexes of one and the same species; they both differ in form from the typical or true Petroicæ, and are doubtless representatives of each other in the respective countries they inhabit, the P. superciliosa dwelling on the eastern parts of the continent, and the P. cerviniventris in the western." (Gould 1865); "Poecilodryas Gould, 1865, Handb. Birds Australia, 1, p. 287. Type, by subsequent designation (Sharpe, 1879, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 4, pp. 240, 242), Petroica? cerviniventris Gould." (Mayr in Peters 1986, XI, 575).
Var. Paecilodryos.
Synon. Leucophantes.

superciliosa / superciliosum / superciliosus
L. superciliosus  supercilious, haughty, eye-browed  < supercilium  eyebrow.
● ex “Supercilious Duck” of Latham 1785 (Anas).
● ex “Little Green and Orange-coloured Kingfisher” of Edwards 1758 (syn. Chloroceryle aenea).
● ex “Gorge-jaune de Saint-Domingue” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 686, fig. 1 (syn. Dendroica dominica).
● ex “Rousseau” of Levaillant 1800, pl. 66 (Lanius).
● ex “Apiaster madagascariensis” or “Guespier de Madagascar” of Brisson 1760 (Merops).
● ex “Yellow-browed Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Phylloscopus humei).
● ex “Supercilious Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (unident.).