French: Amytis de l’Eyre German: Finkenschnabel-Grasschlüpfer Spanish: Maluro del Eyre
Macumba River, northern South Australia
Dunefields of Simpson Desert and Strzelecki Desert, in SE Northern Territory, extreme SW Queensland and NE South Australia.
15–16·7 cm; 15–19 g. Small, pale grasswren with massive bill deeper than it is wide, like that of a finch (Fringillidae). Male has upper surfaces cinnamon-... read more
Song a sweet-sounding warble of varied short syllables, some very high-pitched. Contact call... read more
Tussock grassland of sandhill canegrass (Zygochloa paradoxa) on crests and upper slopes of... read more
Food and feeding
Eats seeds, mostly of the grasses Zygochloa and Aristida; also insects and spiders (Araneae). No more granivorous than... read more
Few available data suggest breeding from late winter to early spring, in Jul–Sept, especially after rain. Nest compact, globular,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Simpson and Strzelecki Deserts Secondary Area. Rather uncommon. Population in Simpson Dunefield linked to that... read more
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