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Madanga Anthus ruficollis  
Madanga
Photographer : © Rob Hutchinson/Birdtour Asia
Location :Buru, South Maluku, Indonesia
Date : August 2006
English synonyms:Buru Mountain White-eye, Madanga White-eye, Rufous-throated White-eye, Rufous Throated White Eye, Rufous-collared White-eye, Madanga Pipit
Bird Family :Motacillidae - Pipits & Wagtails
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Endangered
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Previously thought to be a member of the White-eye family Zosteropidae. Now shown to be a pipit in the Motacillidae.
Ref:
Alström, P., Jönsson, K., Fjeldså, J., Ödeen, A., Ericson, P.G.P. & Irestedt, M. (2015) Dramatic niche shifts and morphological change in two insular bird species. Royal Society Open Science . (http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.140364) (Open Access)
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