White-bellied whipbird facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsWhite-bellied whipbird
The species was formerly considered as a subspecies of Psophodes nigrogularis, the so shared the common name of western whipbird. The Clements Checklist refers to this species with the common name western whipbird (white-bellied) to distinguish it from P. nigrogularis (black-throated).
The white-bellied whipbird was described by the Australian ornithologists Frank Howe and John Ross in 1933. It was split from the black-throated whipbird (formerly the western whipbird) based on a comparison of mitochondrial DNA sequences published in 2017.
Two subspecies are recognised:
- P. l. leucogaster Howe & Ross, JA, 1933 – south central Australia
- P. l. lashmari Mason, IJ & Schodde, 1991 – Kangaroo Island (off Southern Australia)
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