French: Jardinier à nuque rose German: Graulaubenvogel Spanish: Pergolero grande
Jardine and Selby
Port Darwin district, Northern Territory, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. n. nuchalis
(Jardine & Selby, 1830) – N Western Australia (Kimberley Division) E, including numerous offshore islands (among them Melville I and Groote Eylandt I), to N Northern Territory and extreme NW Queensland.
C. n. orientalis
Gould, 1879 – Queensland (except extreme NW) S in W to c. 20° S and in E to Clermont and Connors Range (generally absent from humid coast in Cardwell–Tully region and E watershed of wet tropics).
35 cm; male 180–265 g, female 153–215 g. Male nominate race is entirely brownish-grey, slightly darker and greyer on chin, throat, upper chest and upperparts;... read more
Male's advertisement song, courtship calls and other calls include loud harsh notes, explosive... read more
Eucalypt (Eucalyptus) forest and woodland, particularly riverine forest and thicket within... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, flowers, nectar, green vegetables, animals (mostly insects), seeds, and food scraps; figs (Ficus) a major component of... read more
Recorded in all months except Apr and Jun across range, peak of egg-laying Oct–Nov and nestling presence Oct–Mar; display... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to fairly common. Appears possibly to have declined in S Atherton Tableland area of N Queensland since c.1940. Can cause damage in... read more
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