French: Diamant à gouttelettes German: Diamantamadine Spanish: Diamante moteado
New Holland = Sydney region, New South Wales, Australia
SE Australia from SC & SE Queensland S to SE South Australia (S to S Eyre Peninsula and, rare, Kangaroo I) and S Victoria.
12 cm; 14·1-22·7 g. Male has head pale grey, lores black, mantle, back and upperwing brownish-grey, rump and uppertail-coverts red, tail black; throat and upper... read more
Call a long drawn-out penetrating "twooo-hee", first syllable rising in pitch, second... read more
Open eucalypt (Eucalyptus) forest and woodland with grassy understorey, mallee bush,... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses, also seeds of herbs, including goosefoot (Chenopodium) and wild geranium (Erodium); in breeding season... read more
Breeds in all months except Jun and Jul, mainly in Aug/Sept–Dec/Jan. Usually in small colonies of up to c. 30 nests, with several... read more
Resident. Some short-distance movements in Victoria, where single individuals, pairs and flocks... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Uncommon; decreasing. Has undergone moderately rapid decline in numbers and reduction in density throughout... read more
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