French: Pomatostome à calotte marron German: Rotscheitelsäbler Spanish: Gárrulo coronirrufo
Adelaide, South Australia; error = Broken Hill district, New South Wales, Australia
Inland SE Australia from SW Queensland and NE South Australia S to W New South Wales and extreme NW Victoria.
19–23 cm; 50–60 g. Medium-sized pomatostomid with chestnut cap, narrow white supercilium, large white bib and diagnostic white wingbars. Has forehead to hindneck... read more
Noisy sharp chattering and plaintive whistling notes, described as sharper or harsher than those of... read more
Open arid and semi-arid woodlands and shrublands, often along watercourses and on sand plains.... read more
Food and feeding
Eats mainly insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), butterfly larvae (Lepidoptera), termites (of family Termitidae) and ants (Formicidae... read more
Recorded Jun–Dec, mainly Sept. Breeds co-operatively in groups, but nature of bonds not understood, and little known about social... read more
Poorly understood; probably sedentary and territorial. All ringing recoveries are from within 10 km... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common to fairly common; scarce in some parts of range.
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