French: Échenilleur terrestre German: Grundraupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero terrestre
New Holland = New South Wales, Australia
Australia, mainly in interior.
31–38 cm; 124–155 g. Large, slender and long-legged cuckoo-shrike; slightly forked tail unique in family. Has grey head, nape, mantle and breast, darker on ear-... read more
A loud, repeated “pee-oo” or “queel” delivered in flight; “chill-... read more
Inhabits open, usually rather dry, lightly timbered country, including low eucalypt (Eucalyptus... read more
Food and feeding
Eats mainly adult and larval insects, including mantids (Mantodea), grasshoppers and locusts (Orthoptera), Phasmatodea, and ants (... read more
Recorded in all months, but mainly Aug–Dec/Jan, and after rains in arid regions. Nests communally; sometimes breeds co-operatively,... read more
Thought to be resident in some areas, and no large-scale seasonal movements apparent. Regarded as... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread, but generally regarded as uncommon; rarely found near coasts. Density of 0·5 birds/ha recorded on Nullarbor Plain, in Western... read more
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