French: Psophode carillonneur German: Glockenflöter Spanish: Zordala picocuña occidental
Sphenostoma cristatum occidentale
Day Dawn, Western Australia, Australia
CW Western Australia E through S Northern Territory to extreme W Queensland and NW & C South Australia.
19·5–22 cm; male 38–45 g, female 30–36 g. Has conspicuous forward-curving crest dark grey-brown, often with black tip; otherwise fairly dark grey-... read more
Song, given monotonously, may start in early morning and continue into dark of night, ventriloquial... read more
Arid scrublands, particularly with acacia (especially Acacia aneura), broombush, mallee... read more
Food and feeding
Very little known. Diet probably consists of insects and seeds; observed to feed on ground.
Season Jan–Mar and Jul–Sept. Nest a flattened cup of small sticks and grass, lined with grass, placed 0·5–3 m from... read more
Probably sedentary in much of range; no large-scale movements recorded, but possibly some local... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in W of range near coast; decreases in abundance towards E, and patchily distributed in C South Australia and S Northern Territory. Decline... read more
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