French: Siffleur de Bower German: Graurücken-Dickkopf Spanish: Picanzo de Bower
Collyriocincla [sic] boweri
E. P. Ramsay
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
NE Queensland (Cooktown S to Townsville), in NE Australia.
19·5–21 cm; 39–48 g. Male has crown, head side and upperparts dark brownish-grey to grey, lores pale grey; upperwing dark brownish-grey, remiges edged olive-brown... read more
Song a clear whistle, rephrased in many variations, c. 20 different song types recorded, starting... read more
Tropical rainforest and regrowth, rarely adjacent wet sclerophyll; mostly above 400 m.
Food and feeding
Insects; rarely, frogs. Forages at various heights, usually below canopy, rarely on ground; ground 1·2%, herb layer (below 1 m) 1·2%,... read more
Season Sept–Dec. In possible courtship or pre-copulatory display, two birds perched close together, one with wings lowered and... read more
Sedentary. All recoveries of marked individuals less than 10 km from site of original ringing. Some... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Queensland Wet Tropics EBA. Common within its small range.
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