French: Amytis gris German: Brauengrasschlüpfer Spanish: Maluro gris
Favaloro and McEvey
Teurika, Bulloo River, north-west New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. b. diamantina
Schodde & Christidis, 1987 – Cooper Creek and Diamantina R drainage, in SW Queensland and NE South Australia.
A. b. barbatus
Favaloro & McEvey, 1968 – Bulloo R and Caryapundy Swamp, in extreme SW Queensland and NW New South Wales.
18–21 cm; 15–22 g. Medium sized grasswren, very pale with distinctive black-and-white facial markings, very long tail. Male nominate race has white-streaked black... read more
Series of high-pitched, ringing, metallic notes, “trip-ip-ip”; lacks elaborate song of other... read more
Swampy floodplains dominated by lignum (Muehlenbeckia cunninghamii) and swamp canegrass (... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds and insects. Feeds on or close to ground, through shrubs and in litter beneath them. In dry seasons, individuals gather in favoured... read more
Records of nests with eggs or young in Jul–Aug. Appears to breed as territorial pairs; one record of extra bird seen at nest. Nest a... read more
Probably sedentary. Only one study: of 193 marked individuals, 23 recaught not less than one year... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Bulloo and Diamantina Rivers Secondary Area. Locally common. Nominate race occurs in a single location that... read more
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