Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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assimile / assimilis

L. assimilis similar, like. Indicates a close resemblance or relationship to another, but not necessarily congeneric, species. Examples (allied species shown in parentheses) include; Grey-browed Brushfinch Arremon (Pectoral Sparrow A. taciturnus); Garden Emerald Chlorostilbon (Blue-tailed Emerald C. mellisugus melanorhynchus); Spotted Harrier Circus (“In general form and colour it closely resembles the females of the true Circi” (Jardine & Selby 1828)); Sind Woodpecker Dendrocopos (Himalayan Woodpecker D. himalayensis); Purple-backed Fairy-wren Malurus (Variegated Fairy-wren M. lamberti); Leaden Antwren Myrmotherula (Plain-throated Antwren M. hauxwelli); Sri Lanka Bay Owl Phodilus (Oriental Bay Owl P. badius); Yellow-marginned Flycatcher Tolmomyias (Yellow-olive Flycatcher T. sulphurescens).


L. sub near to; subsp. name Meliornis novaehollandiae assimilis Mathews 1912 (= syn. Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) (syn. Phylidonyris novaehollandiae).