Eastern Bristlebird

Eastern Bristlebird / Dasyornis brachypterus

Eastern Bristlebird

Here the details of the Eastern Bristlebird named bird below:

SCI Name:  Dasyornis brachypterus
Protonym:  Turdus brachypterus Suppl.ind.orn. p.xliii
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Dasyornithidae /
Taxonomy Code:  easbri1
Type Locality:  Sydney, New South Wales.
Publish Year:  1801
IUCN Status:  


(Dasyornithidae; Ϯ Eastern Bristlebird D. brachyperus) Gr. δασυς dasus  hairy; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Genus.  DASYORNIS *.  Rostrum forte, subarcuatum, culmine carinato, mandibula superiori vix emarginata; naribus basalibus, ovalibus, longitudinalibus, membrana supra partim tectis.  Alæ breves, rotundæ: remige prima subbrevi, secunda tertia et quarta gradatim longioribus, quinta sexta et septima fere æqualibus longissimis, cæteris gradatim descrescentibus.  Cauda elongata, gradata.  Pedes subfortes, mediocres; halluce forti, ungue subelongato, arcuato; acrotarsiis scutellatis, paratarsiis integris.  Regio anteocularis vibrissis recumbentibus fortibus instructa.  Corporis plumarum pogonia decomposita.   This genus bears a very close resemblance to the group of Timalia of the Javanese ornithology. In the shortness and roundness of the wings, in the length and graduation of the tail, in the carinated bill, and in the loose and decomposed feathers of the body, it comes so close to that group that we should at once refer our species to it, were it not for the singular bristles that spring from the front of the forehead above the bill, and form a strongly distinguishing character.   ...   We have some grounds for thinking that with Timalia it may rather be referred to that place among the Thrushes where the species gradually pass into the Warblers, than to the present situation.  At the same time, it shows some resemblance to Megalurus, Horsf., and perhaps to Malurus, Vieill.   ...   *Δασυς hirsutus, and ορνις avis.   ...   1. AUSTRALIS.  ...  This bird Mr. Caley procured in a scrubby place on the north side of Paramatta.  He was able to ascertain nothing of its habits.  He calls it in his notes "Bristle Bird." " (Vigors & Horsfield 1827); "Dasyornis Vigors and Horsfield, 1827, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 15, p. 231. Type, by monotypy, Dasyornis australis Vigors and Horsfield = Turdus brachypterus Latham." (Mayr in Peters, 1986, XI, p. 409).
Var. Dasiornis.
Synon. Maccoyornis, Sittina, Sphenura.

Gr. βραχυπτερος brakhupteros  short-winged  < βραχυς brakhus  short; -πτερος -pteros  -winged  < πτερον pteron  wing.
● ex “Pavaneur” of Levaillant 1802 (syn. Acrocephalus schoenobaenus).
● ex “Short-winged Thrush” of Latham 1801 (Dasyornis).
● ex “Loggerhead Goose” of Latham 1785 (Tachyeres).

(Falconidaesyn. Micrastur Ϯ Collared Forest Falcon M. semitorquatus) Specific name Falco brachypterus Temminck, 1822 (= syn. Micrastur semitorquatus); "LES BRACHYPTÈRES (1)  Forment une petite tribu qui s'éloigne des éperviers ordinaires par quelques traits de physionomie  ... leurs ailes sont courtes ou dépassent à peine le croupion  ... Le type de cette tribu est l'autour brachyptère de M. Temminck  ... (1) Brachypterus, Less." (Lesson 1838); "Brachypterus (not of Latreille, 1819, nor of Kugelann, 1794) Lesson, Compl. Buffon, 7, p. 113, 1836—type, by tautonymy, Falco brachypterus Temminck = Sparvius semitorquatus Vieillot." (Hellmayr and Conover, 1949, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. I (4), p. 242).
Var. Brachypteryx.

(Locustellidae; Ϯ Little Rush-warbler B. baboecala) Gr. βραδυς bradus  slow, sluggish; -πτερος -pteros  -winged  < πτερον pteron  wing; "BRADYPTETUS, Sw.  General size and habit of Curuca. The bill distinctly notched. Wings short; the three first quills equally graduated. Tail rounded; the feathers remarkably broad and soft. Feet large, strong, and robust; the lateral toes equal. Claws slender, slightly curved.   Africa.  B. platyurus. Ois. d'Af. pl. 122.   ...   [Index] Bradypterus, Sw." (Swainson 1837); "Bradyptetus [sic] Swainson, 1837, Nat. Hist. Class. Birds, 2, p. 241, Bradypterus in index, p. 379. Type, by monotypy, Bradyptetus platyurus Swainson = Sylvia baboaecala Vieillot." (Traylor in Peters 1986, XI, 17).   
Var. Bradyptetus (original spelling), ?Bradyptetes.   
Synon. Androphilus, Caffrillas, Dromaeocercus, Dumeticola, Pseudotharrhaleus, Sathrocercus, Stasiasticus, Sylvaticus, Tribura.
● (Muscicapidae; syn. Hodgsonius White-bellied Redstart H. phaenicuroides). "Bradypterus phænicuroides, [drawing no.] 817." (Hodgson 1844); "Bradypterus Hodgson, 1844, in Gray's Zool. Miscellany, p. 83 (nom. nud.) (not of Swainson, 1837).  Type, by monotypy, Bradypterus phaenicuroides  "Hodgs." Gray, 1847." (JAJ 2021) (see Bradybates).
Var. Brachypterus.


Eastern Bristlebird (monoides)
SCI Name: Dasyornis brachypterus monoides
Late L. monoides  uniform  < Gr. μονοειδης monoeidēs  simple, uniform; "8167. Dasyornis brachypterus monoides Schodde & Mason, subsp. nov.  ...  Named in reference to its plainer ventrum." (Schodde & Mason 1999) (subsp. Dasyornis brachypterus).

Eastern Bristlebird (brachypterus)
SCI Name: Dasyornis brachypterus brachypterus
Gr. βραχυπτερος brakhupteros  short-winged  < βραχυς brakhus  short; -πτερος -pteros  -winged  < πτερον pteron  wing.
● ex “Pavaneur” of Levaillant 1802 (syn. Acrocephalus schoenobaenus).
● ex “Short-winged Thrush” of Latham 1801 (Dasyornis).
● ex “Loggerhead Goose” of Latham 1785 (Tachyeres).