French: Northielle des fougères German: Farnhuscher Spanish: Acantiza de helechal
Herberton, northern Queensland, Australia
NE Australia: NE Queensland, from near Cooktown S to Mt Spec (in Paluma Range, near Townsville), extending inland to Herberton Range and Cardwell Range.
12–14 cm; c. 20 g. A long-billed, short-tailed terrestrial, scrubwren-like species. Plumage is dark brown above, with narrow white supercilium, broad blackish-brown... read more
Song, often from fallen branches or saplings within 1 m of forest floor, mainly in breeding season... read more
Wet tropical forest and old regrowth, particularly in damp shady gulleys, tablelands and gorges... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, also small skinks (Scincidae). Forages usually singly or in pairs. Quiet and unobtrusive in dense shady habitat, but not... read more
Season Jul–Feb, mainly Oct–Nov. Probably maintains territory all year, but most vocal when breeding. Nest built by both sexes,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Queensland Wet Tropics EBA. Uncommon and secretive species inhabiting damp dark areas; often difficult to locate... read more
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