French: Dasyorne brun German: Olivscheitel-Borstenvogel Spanish: Picocerdas oriental
near Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
D. b. monoides
Schodde & Mason, 1999 – coastal and subcoastal E Australia from SE Queensland (Conondale Range) S to NE New South Wales (S to Dorrigo Plateau).
D. b. brachypterus
(Latham, 1801) – coastal SE Australia from Illawarra (SE New South Wales) S to Mallacoota (E Victoria).
18–21 cm; 35–50 g. Typical bristlebird with short, rounded wings, long graduated tail often ragged and with rounded tip, and slightly decurved bill. Nominate race... read more
Song loud, melodic, sweet and far-carrying (c. 400 m), given mainly in breeding season (least often... read more
Wide range of habitats, including sedgeland, heathland, swampland, shrubland, sclerophyll forest... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates and seeds, rarely nectar. Reported items include seeds of family Poaceae and of plant genera Carex, Banksia... read more
Season Aug–Feb; single-brooded. Probably pairs for life. Nest large, domed, ovoid or spheroid, with side entrance near top, loosely... read more
Generally sedentary. Some local movements to recolonize areas after fire, probably mainly on foot (... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Eastern Australia EBA. Fragmented range, within which probably fewer than 2000 individuals remain, in isolated populations;... read more
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