Pale-billed scrubwren

The pale-billed scrubwren (Aethomyias spilodera) is a bird species in the family Acanthizidae. It is found in the Aru Islands and New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Pale-billed scrubwren
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - RMNH.AVES.135697 1 - Sericornis spilodera granti (Hartert, 1930) - Acanthizidae - bird skin specimen.jpeg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Acanthizidae
Genus: Aethomyias
A. spilodera
Binomial name
Aethomyias spilodera
(Gray, 1859)
  • A. s. ferrugineus - (Stresemann & Paludan, 1932)
  • A. s. spilodera - (Gray, GR, 1859)
  • A. s. granti - Hartert, 1930
  • A. s. guttatus - Sharpe, 1882
  • A. s. aruensis - (Ogilvie-Grant, 1911)
  • Sericornis spilodera

This species was formerly placed in the genus Sericornis but following the publication of a molecular phylogenetic study of the scrubwrens in 2018, it was moved to the resurrected genus Aethomyias.[3][4]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Sericornis spilodera". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Gill F, D Donsker & P Rasmussen (Eds). 2020. IOC World Bird List (v10.2). doi : 10.14344/IOC.ML.10.2.
  3. ^ Norman, J.A.; Christidis, L.; Schodde, R. (2018). "Ecological and evolutionary diversification in the Australo-Papuan scrubwrens (Sericornis) and mouse-warblers (Crateroscelis), with a revision of the subfamily Sericornithinae (Aves: Passeriformes: Acanthizidae)". Organisms Diversity & Evolution. 18 (2): 241–259. doi:10.1007/s13127-018-0364-8. S2CID 46967802.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Bristlebirds, pardalotes, Australasian warblers". World Bird List Version 9.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 21 January 2019.