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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Atrichornithidae — the scrubbirds.
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Of particular importance are Albert's lyrebird Menura alberti, the superb lyrebird M. novaehollandiae and rufous scrub-bird Atrichornis rufescens, both of which represent families with only two species, and are endemic to Australia.
The noisy scrub-bird (Atrichornis clamosus, VU), which earned its name through the loud vocalizations of its males, was presumed extinct until a small population was rediscovered in 1961.
Several threatened species are found in the heath vegetation of this ecoregion, including the western bristlebird (Dasyornis longirostris VU), western whipbird (Psophodes nigrogularis nigrogularis), and the western ground parrot (Pezoporus wallicus flaviventris), while the noisy scrub-bird (Atrichornis clamosus VU) lives in densely vegetated, eucalypt-dominated gullies.
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