Struthidea cinerea dalyi Mathews,

Lecroy, Mary, 2014, Type Specimens Of Birds In The American Museum Of Natural History Part 12. Passeriformes: Ploceidae, Sturnidae, Buphagidae, Oriolidae, Dicruridae, Callaeidae, Grallinidae, Corcoracidae, Artamidae, Cracticidae, Ptilonorhynchidae, Cnemophilidae, Paradisaeidae, And Corvidae, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2014 (393), pp. 1-165: 61-62

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Struthidea cinerea dalyi Mathews


[ Struthidea cinerea dalyi Mathews  ]

In the original description of this form, Mathews (1923a: 42) listed the type as from Daly Waters, Northern Territory (ex Capt. S.A. White) and said that the form differed from S.c. cinerea  in being larger and of a more bluish tinge. No specimen of Struthidea  collected by S.A. White, at Daly Waters or elsewhere, came to AMNH with the Roth schild Collection. There are also no specimens of this species taken by White in 1922 in SAMA (P. Horton, personal commun.)

White (1923) was part of a group that made an extensive automobile trip across Australia in 1922. He noted ( White, 1923: 228) that on the day before they reached Daly Waters on 4 June they saw large parties of Struthidea cinerea  . Mathews (1927: 425) cited additional information from White confirming that he had collected specimens.