French: Séricorne de l’Atherton German: Rotstirnsericornis Spanish: Sedosito del Atherton
Sericornis magnirostris keri
South Peak, Mount Bellenden Ker, north-east Queensland, Australia
Tablelands of NE Queensland, in NE Australia.
11·5–14·2 cm; c. 12 g. A medium-sized, somewhat featureless and rather dark scrubwren with large-looking dark eye, spiky bill. Has crown and upperparts dark olive-brown... read more
Poorly known. Song a repetition of “che-wee” notes. Calls include “sip-sip-sip”, also low... read more
Rainforest, mainly on tablelands at 600–1600 m, but reported down to 420 m; in microphyll... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous; no detailed studies, but prey includes cockroach eggs (Blattodea), beetles (of families Carabidae, Elateridae, Curculionidae... read more
Few data. Breeding reported Aug–Dec, laying Sept–Nov. Nest domed or ovate, with slightly hooded side entrance, made of leaves,... read more
Sedentary; some purely local winter wandering may be expected in poor weather conditions.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Queensland Wet Tropics EBA. Rather uncommon. Well represented in national parks and reserves. Although not... read more
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