region of Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia.
See A. apicalis. Sympatric in Tasmania with A. ewingii, presumably the original colonizer (present species having colonized or recolonized via land-bridges formed during periods of glaciation). Molecular studies suggest existence of two genetically differentiated assemblages, one in New South Wales and E Victoria, the other in South Australia and Australian Capital Territory; race diemenensis seems to be genetically more like A. apicalis; general trend of increasing flavenoid pigmentation from S to N, also of broader white edges of rectrices and smaller size. Proposed race mcgilli (E Queensland) included in dawsonensis; proposed race bunya (E Queensland S from Broad Sound, and NE New South Wales S, E of Great Dividing Range, to Tweed R) seems to relate to intergrade population between nominate and dawsonensis. Name archibaldi unnecessarily introduced as a replacement name for magnirostris, mistakenly believed to be preoccupied. Six subspecies recognized.
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