Male white-winged triller Lalage sueurii, copyright David Cook.

Belongs within: Campephagidae.
Contains: Lalage leucomela, Lalage maculosa.

Lalage, the trillers, is a genus of small insectivorous birds, found in southern Asia and Australasia, that are commonly patterned in black, grey and white.

Lalage Boie 1826 [incl. Diaphoropterus Oberholser 1899, Symmorphus Gould 1838 non Wesmael 1836] CC10
    |  i. s.: L. aurea JT12
    |         L. banksiana S13
    |         L. moesta JT12
    |         ‘Diaphoropterus’ naevius S13
    |           |--D. n. naevius S13
    |           `--D. n. simillimus Sarasin 1913 S13
    |--+--+--L. atrovirens BKB15
    |  |  `--L. leucomela JT12
    |  `--+--L. maculosa BKB15
    |     `--+--L. sharpei Rothschild 1900 JT12, L03
    |        |    |--L. s. sharpei L03
    |        |    `--L. s. tenebrosa Mayr & Ripley 1941 L03
    |        `--+--L. tricolor (Swainson 1825) BKB15, CC10 (see below for synonymy)
    |           `--+--L. leucopyga (Gould 1838) BKB15, CC10 (see below for synonymy)
    |              |    |--L. l. leucopyga L03
    |              |    |--L. l. albiloris Mayr & Ripley 1941 L03
    |              |    `--L. l. deficiens Mayr & Ripley 1941 L03
    |              `--L. sueurii (Vieillot 1818) BKB15, WS48 [=Turdus sueurii WS48]
    `--+--L. melanoleuca BKB15
       `--+--L. leucopygialis JT12
          `--+--L. nigra BKB15 [incl. Turdus orientalis CC10, *L. orientalis CC10]
             `--+--+--‘Coracina’ newtoni JT12
                |  `--‘Coracina’ typica JT12
                `--+--‘Coracina’ melanoptera BKB15
                   `--+--‘Coracina’ melaschistos BKB15
                      `--+--‘Coracina’ fimbriata BKB15
                         `--‘Coracina’ polioptera JT12

Lalage leucopyga (Gould 1838) BKB15, CC10 [=*Symmorphus leucopygus CC10, *Diaphoropterus leucopygus CC10, Lalage naevia leucopyga CC10; incl. Campephaga longicaudata Pelzeln 1860 CC10]

Lalage tricolor (Swainson 1825) BKB15, L03 [=Ceblepyris tricolor CC10, L. sueurii tricolor WS48; incl. L. tricolor indistincta Mathews 1912 L03, Karua leucomela mayi Ashby 1914 L03]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BKB15] Burleigh, J. G., R. T. Kimball & E. L. Braun. 2015. Building the avian tree of life using a large-scale, sparse supermatrix. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 53–63.

[CC10] Checklist Committee (OSNZ). 2010. Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand, Norfolk and Macquarie Islands, and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica 4th ed. Ornithological Society of New Zealand and Te Papa Press: Wellington.

[JT12] Jetz, W., G. H. Thomas, J. B. Joy, K. Hartmann & A. Ø. Mooers. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature 491: 444–448.

[L03] LeCroy, M. 2003. Type specimens of birds in the American Museum of Natural History. Part 5. Passeriformes: Alaudidae, Hirundinidae, Motacillidae, Campephagidae, Pycnonotidae, Irenidae, Laniidae, Vangidae, Bombycillidae, Dulidae, Cinclidae, Troglodytidae, and Mimidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 278: 1–156.

[S13] Sarasin, F. 1913. Die Vögel Neu-Caledoniens und der Loyalty-Inseln. In: Sarasin, F., & J. Roux (eds) Nova Caledonia: Forschungen in Neu-Caledonian und auf den Loyalty-Inseln. A. Zoologie vol. 1 pt 1 pp. 1–78, pls 1–3. C. W. Kreidels Verlag: Wiesbaden.

[WS48] Whittell, H. M., & D. L. Serventy. 1948. A systematic list of the birds of Western Australia. Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of Western Australia, Special Publication 1: 1–126.

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