New South Wales, Australia.
Race atropygialis has been considered a distinct species on morphological grounds, but the two forms intergrade over a broad area, are nearly identical in song and display behaviour, and in mixed aviaries show no tendency for assortative mating; in breeding experiments with captives, black rump colour dominant over white, and in some offspring black rump has some white feathers. Proposed race nigrotecta (described from Chester R, in N Cape York Peninsula) is a synonym of atropygialis, which varies clinally. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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