French: Cinclosome cannelle German: Zimtflöter Spanish: Zordala canela
north-western New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. tirariense
Schodde & Mason, 1999 – deserts of EC Australia (SE Northern Territory, NE South Australia, CW Queensland).
C. c. cinnamomeum
Gould, 1846 – CS Northern Territory, N, C & CE South Australia, extreme SW Queensland and NW New South Wales.
19–22 cm; 55–60 g. Male nominate race has black lores, narrow creamy supercilium extending from above lores to side of nape, brownish-grey ear-coverts; narrow... read more
Song (both races) a series of notes on even pitch or on two pitches. Contact call a high-pitched,... read more
Stony plains and tablelands with low scrub cover; less often on sandhills.
Food and feeding
Diet made up chiefly of seeds, insects and spiders (Araneae). Forages on ground, walking slowly and deliberately on a meandering course,... read more
Recorded in all months, timing possibly influenced by rainfall; probably double-brooded, but forgoes breeding in times of severe drought.... read more
Appears to be sedentary, with no evidence of large-scale movements; may occasionally make more... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common in suitable habitat. Has suffered some decline, possibly as a result of grazing by domestic livestock and introduced rabbits (... read more
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