Abstract

The wing and tail pterylosis of Atrichornis clamosus and Menura novaehollandiae were studied. On comparing the wing pterylosis, a great difference was found in the number of the remiges and coverts, especially those in the forearm. In comparison with Ploceus nigerrimus (Morlion, 1971), chosen as a representative passerine, we saw that in wing pterylosis Atrichornis is much nearer to the Passeres than is Menura. In the tail pterylosis, a great difference also exists between the two species investigated: not only in the aspect of the feathers, but also in the number of rectrices, greater upper and under tail coverts and in the presence or absence of the first pair of upper and under tail coverts. In contrast to the wing pterylosis, however, the tail pterylosis of Atrichornis is markedly different from Ploceus nigerrimus.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Morlion, 1985, Rec. Aust. Mus. 37(3): 143–156
Author
M. L. Morlion
Year
1985
Title
Pterylosis of the wing and tail in the Noisy Scrub-Bird Atrichornis clamosus, and Superb Lyrebird, Menura novahollandiae (Passeriformes: Atrichornithidae and Menuridae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
37
Issue
3
Start Page
143
End Page
156
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.37.1985.306
Language
English
Date Published
20 November 1985
Cover Date
20 November 1985
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
AVES
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16 January 2009
Reference Number
306
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