French: Miro à flancs chamois German: Isabellflankenschnäpper Spanish: Petroica ventricanela
Petroica ? cerviniventris
Victoria River, north-western Australia
NE Western Australia, N Northern Territory and extreme NW Queensland, in N Australia.
16–18 cm; male 20–25 g, female 15·5–20 g. Has broad white supercilium from base of bill to nape, sooty-brown stripe through lores, eye and over ear-... read more
Song 2–4 loud whistles.
Dense riparian vegetation, including pandanus and bamboo, paperbark (Melaleuca) swamps,... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, mainly insects; some seeds. In study in monsoon forest, 30% of foraging on ground and remainder in outer foliage; of latter... read more
Season Oct–Mar; one or two broods. Solitary breeder; territorial. Nest built by female, a woven cup of rootlets, tendrils and bark... read more
Sedentary, or some small local movements.
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Generally common. Appears to be declining as a result of destruction and degradation of riparian vegetation by cattle and feral animals.
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