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New Zealand Fernbird

Poodytes punctatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830)

The New Zealand Fernbird or simply Fernbird (Megalurus punctatus) is an insectivorous bird endemic to New Zealand. The Māori names are Kōtātā or Mātātā. It is a rich brown above and white below, with brown spots on both the throat and breast. Early settlers called it the "Swamp Sparrow" no doubt because of its colouration. The tail feathers are thin, dark brown, and spine-like. The birds reach a length of 18 cm (7 in) - as measured from tip of beak to end of tail. However,almost half of that is tail Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Locustellidae
Genus:
  Poodytes

Scientific:
  Poodytes punctatus

Citation:
  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830)

Reference:
  Voy.AstrolabeZool. 1 p.255 Atlas Ois. pl.18 fig.3

Protonym:
  Synallaxis punctata

Avibase ID:
  8D80B965994C8536

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8D80B965

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 561018

Geographic range:

  • Poodytes punctatus punctatus: South I. (New Zealand)
  • Poodytes punctatus vealeae: North I. (New Zealand)
  • Poodytes punctatus stewartianus: Stewart I. (New Zealand)
  • Poodytes punctatus wilsoni: Codfish I. (New Zealand)
  • Poodytes punctatus caudatus: Snares I. (New Zealand)
English:
New Zealand Fernbird
Czech:
cistovníkovec novozélandský
German:
Farnsteiger
Danish:
Newzealandsk Sumpsanger
Spanish:
Yerbera Maorí
Finnish:
uudenseelanninkerttunen
French:
Mégalure matata
Icelandic:
Burknasöngvari
Italian:
Felciarolo
Japanese:
shidasekka
Japanese:
シダセッカ
Dutch:
Varengrasvogel
Norwegian:
Bregnesanger
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Bregnesongar
Polish:
zwisogonek paprociowy
Russian:
Травяная славка
Slovak:
svrkavec matata
Swedish:
nyzeeländsk gräsfågel
Ukrainian:
Матата строкатобока
Chinese:
新西兰大尾莺


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Poodytes punctatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Poodytes punctatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Poodytes punctatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Poodytes punctatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Poodytes punctatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Bowdleria punctata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Bowdleria punctata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Bowdleria punctata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Bowdleria punctata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Bowdleria punctata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Bowdleria punctata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Bowdleria punctata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Bowdleria punctata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Bowdleria punctata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Bowdleria punctata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Bowdleria punctata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Mégalure matata ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
Clements 6th edition:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Poodytes punctatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
New Zealand Fernbird ( Poodytes punctatus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
New Zealand Fernbird ( Megalurus punctatus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megalurus punctatus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Poodytes [punctatus or rufescens] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Catalan: camperol de Nova Zelanda
Czech: cistovníkovec novozélandský, Travník novozélandský
Danish: New Zealand-sumpsanger, Newzealandsk Sumpsanger
German: Farnsänger, Farnsteiger
English: Fernbird, Mata, Matata, New Zealand Fernbird
English (IOC): New Zealand Fernbird
Spanish: Yerbera Maorí
Spanish (Spain): Yerbera Maorí
Spanish (HBW): Fernbird
Finnish: Uudenseelanninkerttunen
French: Matata de Nouvelle-Zélan, Matata de Nouvelle-Zélande, Mégalure matata, Rousserolle marbrée
Hungarian: páfrányposzáta
Icelandic: Burknasöngvari
Italian: Felciarolo, Felciarolo di Nuova Zelanda, Forapaglie codone punteggiato
Japanese: shidasekka, shigusekka
Japanese: シグセッカ, シダセッカ
Scientific: Bowdleria punctata, Megalurus punctatus, Megalurus punctatus punctatus, Poodytes punctatus, Synallaxis punctata
Lithuanian: Papartinis ilgauodegis žolinukas
Maori: matata
Dutch: Varengrasvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Bregnesongar
Norwegian: Bregnesanger
Polish: kępaczek plamisty, zwisogonek paprociowy
Russian: Боудлерия, Травяная славка
Slovak: svrkavec matata
Serbian: Papratna ptica
Swedish: Nya Zeelandgräsfågel, nyzeeländsk gräsfågel
Ukrainian: Матата строкатобока
Chinese: 新西兰大尾莺
Chinese (Traditional): 蕨鶯

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