French: Acanthize à collier noir German: Halsband-Weißstirnchen Spanish: Cariblanco bandeado
Missionary Plain, central Australia
Arid inland Australia, mostly in Western Australia, S Northern Territory and N & NE South Australia.
9–10 cm; 11 g. Has whitish face (tinged cream in fresh plumage), chin and throat, narrow black forehead band along upper edge and extending down through eye on to... read more
Song, from perch and in flight, a quite loud, pleasant, sweet, musical trilling series, stronger... read more
Open shrublands and grasslands in arid and semi-arid areas. Inhabits sandy and stony hills and... read more
Food and feeding
Little information available. Takes insects; also seeds, including those of Setaria viridis. Generally forages in pairs or in... read more
Recorded in Feb–Oct, also opportunistically in Dec–Jan after heavy rain. In display-flight, rises into air and then descends at... read more
Poorly known; local nomadism in response to rainfall seems plausible.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon. Occurs at rather low density over huge tracts of remote arid and semi-arid zones. No obvious threats.
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