(syn. Melanodryas Ϯ Dusky Robin M. vittata) Gr. αμαυρος amauros dark; δρυας druas, δρυαδος druados dryad, tree-nymph < δρυς drus, δρυος druos tree; "Genus AMAURODRYAS, Gould. The well-known Dusky Robin of Tasmania differs in several particulars from the true Petroicæ, not only in colour, but in the stouter and more robust or thicker form of the bill; its eggs are also very different from those of the Petroicæ. The sexes are alike in colouring. Sp. 170. AMAURODRYAS VITTATA. DUSKY ROBIN. ... This plain-coloured species is very abundantly distributed over all those parts of Tasmania that are suitable to its habits; it gives preference to thinly-timbered hills, and all such plains and low grounds as are sterile and covered with thickets and stunted brushwood. In its manners and whole economy it assimilates to the Red-breasted Robins; I frequently observed it sitting on the stumps of dead and fallen trees, on the railings of inclosures, gardens, and other similar situations." (Gould 1865).