French: Séricorne à croupion roux German: Heidehuscher Spanish: Sedosito culirrojo
Vigors and Horsfield
Sydney region, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. pedleri
Schodde & Mason, 1999 – S Flinders Ranges, in South Australia.
C. p. parkeri
Schodde & Mason, 1999 – Mt Lofty Ranges, in South Australia.
C. p. pyrrhopygius
(Vigors & Horsfield, 1827) – coastal SE Australia S from granite belt of SE Queensland, inland to W slopes of Great Dividing Range, and extreme SE South Australia and much of Victoria.
12·5–16 cm; 17 g. A terrestrial acanthizid with long tail held cocked. Male nominate race is rather dark warm brown above, greyer on crown and neck side, with... read more
Song, given from prominent perch in or on bush, mostly in breeding season, by both sexes (male more... read more
Dense heathland, also low, thick understorey, particularly heathy formations, in dry sclerophyll... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of arthropods, including flies (Diptera), moths and larvae (Lepidoptera), cicadas (Cicadidae), cockroach egg sacs (Blattodea... read more
Season Jun–Dec; often double-brooded. Breeds as simple pair. Nest a compact dome, with side entrance at ground level, constructed... read more
Mainly resident, but some local wandering suggested; can turn up as vagrant outside normal range, e... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in suitable habitat over much of range; less numerous in South Australia. Nominate race has good populations in national parks around... read more
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