French: Réveilleur noir German: Tasmankrähenstar Spanish: Verdugo fuliginoso
Subspecies and Distribution
S. f. colei
Mathews, 1916 – King I, in W Bass Strait.
S. f. parvior
Schodde & Mason, 1999 – Furneaux Group, in E Bass Strait.
S. f. fuliginosa
(Gould, 1837) – Tasmania.
c. 50 cm; male 365–457 g, female 327–353 g. Large, dark passerine resembling a Corvus crow, with massive bill slightly hooked at tip and pronounced curve... read more
Not well known. Calls described variously as musical "kar-week, kar-week", long drawn-out... read more
In austral summer, inhabits moist mountain forests, especially cool temperate rainforests and wet... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, and small vertebrates such as lizards, birds and mice; some fruit and seeds. Bass Strait races (colei and ... read more
Little known. Season generally Oct–Dec; nestlings reported in Nov and fledglings in Dec. Breeds as pair. Nest built by both sexes, an... read more
Not well known. Some descend from cold and snow of upland areas during autumn and winter; others... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Tasmania EBA. Fairly common. King I race (colei) assessed as "Vulnerable" in Australia; main... read more
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