French: Mérion à gorge bleue German: Blaubrust-Staffelschwanz Spanish: Maluro pechiazul
Western Australia = Wongan Hills, south Western Australia
SW & S Australia in diagonal belt from S Western Australia E to extreme SW South Australia and, disjunctly, Eyre Peninsula.
13·5–15 cm; 9–10 g. Male in Bright plumage has crown, upper back and ear-tufts violet-cobalt, lores, nape, collar and lower back black, narrow blue orbital... read more
Song a rather quiet reel, like that of others in “chestnut-shouldered group”. Contact... read more
Tall sand-plain heath and eucalypt woodland (Eucalyptus wandoo) with adequate understorey. read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous; eats beetles (Coleoptera), including weevils (Curculionidae), also flies (Diptera), ants and wasps (Hymenoptera), and... read more
Aug–Jan; female lays 1–4 clutches per year, renests after failure, may raise two broods. Socially monogamous but probably... read more
Resident. Disperses in random directions; females travel farther.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally fairly common; appears able to survive widespread clearance of habitat for wheat-growing if sufficient patches of suitable... read more
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