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Variegated or Purple-backed Fairywren

Malurus [lamberti or assimilis] (= Malurus lamberti) Vigors & Horsfield, 1827

The Variegated Fairywren (Malurus lamberti) is a fairywren that lives in diverse habitats across most of Australia. Four subspecies are recognised. In a species that exhibits sexual dimorphism, the brightly coloured breeding male has chestnut shoulders and azure crown and ear coverts, while non-breeding males, females and juveniles have predominantly grey-brown plumage, although females of the subspecies rogersi and dulcis (previously termed Lavender-flanked Fairywren) have mainly blue-grey plumage. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Maluridae
Genus:
  Malurus

Scientific:
  Malurus lamberti

Citation:
  Vigors & Horsfield, 1827

Reference:
  Trans.Linn.Soc.London(1) 15(1826) p.221

Protonym:
  Malurus Lamberti

Avibase ID:
  DB75E07436489035

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/DB75E074

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560976

Geographic range:

  • Malurus lamberti: coastal southeastern Australia (eastern New South Wales, and southeastern Queensland north to Gladstone)
  • Malurus assimilis assimilis: interior of Australia, extending to coasts in western Western Australia
  • Malurus assimilis bernieri: western Australia (Bernier Island, Western Australia)
  • Malurus assimilis rogersi: northern Australia (Kimberley region in northeastern Western Australia)
  • Malurus assimilis dulcis: northern Australia (central Arnhem Land in northern Northern Territory)
English:
Variegated or Purple-backed Fairywren
Czech:
modropláštník proměnlivý
German:
Weißbauch-Staffelschwanz
Danish:
Alfesmutte
Spanish:
Maluro Variegado
Finnish:
mustakurkkumaluri
French:
Mérion de Lambert ou M. violacé
Italian:
Scricciolo fatato variegato
Japanese:
munaguroo-sutorariamushikui
Japanese:
ムナグロオーストラリアムシクイ
Dutch:
Bont Elfje
Norwegian:
Svartbrystalvesmett
Polish:
chwostka rudoskrzydla
Russian:
Расписной малюр
Slovak:
zamatovec modrochrbtý
Swedish:
brokblåsmyg
Ukrainian:
Малюр різнобарвний
Chinese:
杂色细尾鹩莺


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Variegated or Purple-backed Fairywren ( Malurus [lamberti or assimilis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Variegated or Purple-backed Fairywren ( Malurus [lamberti or assimilis])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Mérion de Lambert ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Mérion de Lambert ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Purple-backed/Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus assimilis/lamberti)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Variegated Wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Variegated Wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Variegated Fairy-wren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Malurus lamberti [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Malurus lamberti [version 2]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Malurus lamberti [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Variegated Fairywren ( Malurus lamberti) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Malurus lamberti [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Malurus lamberti [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Other synonyms


Catalan: malur de Lambert
Czech: Modropláštník promenlivý, modropláštník proměnlivý
Danish: Alfesmutte
German: Weißbauch-Staffelschwanz
English: Lavender-flanked Fairywren, Purple-backed Wren, Purple-backed/Variegated Fairywren, Variegated Fairywren, Variegated Fairy-wren, Variegated or Purple-backed Fairywren, Variegated Wren
English (IOC): Purple-backed/Variegated Fairywren
Spanish: Maluro Variegado, Ratona Australiana Variada
Spanish (Spain): Maluro dorsimorado/variegado
Estonian: hund-tikksaba
Finnish: Mustakurkkumaluri
French: Malure à dos pourpre, Mérion de Lambert, Mérion de Lambert ou M. violacé
Italian: Scricciolo fatato variegato, Scricciolo splendente variegato
Japanese: munagurooasutorariamushikui, munaguroo-sutorariamushikui
Japanese: ムナグロオアストラリアムシクイ, ムナグロオーストラリアムシクイ
Scientific: Malurus [lamberti or assimilis], Malurus assimilis/lamberti, Malurus lamberti, Malurus lamberti lamberti
Lithuanian: Spalvingasis maluras
Dutch: Bont Elfje
Norwegian: Svartbrystalvesmett
Polish: chwostka rudoskrzydla, chwostka rudoskrzydła
Russian: Австралийская славка, разноцветный расписной малюр, Расписной малюр
Slovak: Zamatovec modrochrbtý
Swedish: Brokblåsmyg
Ukrainian: Малюр різнобарвний
Chinese: 杂色细尾鹩莺
Chinese (Traditional): 雜色細尾鷯鶯

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