French: Acanthize à collier roux German: Braunbrust-Weißstirnchen Spanish: Cariblanco pectoral
Port Augusta [type locality probably c. 250 km N of there, at Lyndhurst#R], South Australia
C South Australia (centred around Mt Lyndhurst, Oodnadatta and Coober Pedy).
9–10·5 cm; 9 g. Has entire facial area off-white, narrowly bordered black along upper edge, thin black line from centre of forehead to bill, indistinct short... read more
Song based on rising “swee” phrases. Thin musical, trilling, twittering sound often... read more
Chenopod shrublands in open stony desert and semi-arid areas, often on stony hills or rises and... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods and seeds. Arthropods include beetles (Coleoptera, including genera Foramicomus and Polyphrades), lepidopteran... read more
Poorly known. Recorded in Aug–Sept. Performs display-flights, also sings after rains when breeding. Globular nest, with entrance... read more
Resident; numbers fluctuate according to local conditions and severity of drought.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in South Australian Desert Secondary Area. Rare to scarce. Confined to a... read more
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