French: Rousserolle d’Australie German: Australrohrsänger Spanish: Carricero australiano
Other common names:
Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. a. harterti
Salomonsen, 1928 – Philippines.
A. a. siebersi
Salomonsen, 1928 – W Java.
A. a. lentecaptus
E. J. O. Hartert, 1924 – Borneo, C & E Java and W Lesser Sundas (Lombok, Sumbawa).
A. a. celebensis
Heinroth, 1903 – Sulawesi.
A. a. sumbae
E. J. O. Hartert, 1924 – S Moluccas (Buru) and C & E Lesser Sundas (Sumba, Timor) to New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago and Solomon Is.
A. a. gouldi
A. J. C. Dubois, 1901 – SW Australia.
A. a. carterae
Mathews, 1912 – NW Australia.
A. a. australis
(Gould, 1838) – E & SE Australia, including Tasmania.
16–17 cm. Nominate race has pale buff supercilium extending from nostril region backwards over eye to side of nape; lores dusky brown; ear-coverts mostly buffy or... read more
Song a rich, persistent and musical chattering, “twitchy-twitchy-twitchy-quarty-quarty-quarty”,... read more
Predominantly swamps and lake edges, springs, streams, dams, bore drains, sewage ponds and clay-... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects, including dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata), Diptera, orthopterans (grasshoppers, locusts), coleopterans (water beetles,... read more
Season Sept–Feb; two broods. Monogamous and partially polygynous. Nest built by both sexes, female making the major contribution, a... read more
Partially migratory. Information scant; generally, breeding records are more in S and at or near... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally abundant, with very high breeding density. Vulnerable to habitat destruction by burning, clearance and drainage. On the other hand, benefits... read more
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