French: Pomatostome de Hall German: Rußbauchsäbler Spanish: Gárrulo de Hall
Tyrone Station, south-western Queensland, Australia
Inland E Australia from SW Queensland (S of Finucane Range, E to Forsyth Range) S to NW New South Wales.
19–21 cm; 30–47 g. Medium-sized, dark pomatostomid with broad white supercilium and distinct white bib. Has top of head from centre of forehead to nape and... read more
Noisy sharp chirping and buzzing calls, as well as strident staccato, whistling and scolding notes. read more
Open tall mulga (Acacia) woodlands and shrublands, often in stony gulleys or on stony... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Eats insects, including beetles (Coleoptera) and butterfly larvae (Lepidoptera). Forages on ground, also in shrubs and from... read more
Recorded in most months. Breeds co-operatively, in groups comprising breeding pair and one or two helpers. Groups known to build multiple... read more
Poorly understood; probably sedentary and territorial. All ringing recoveries are from within 10 km... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common. Clearance and grazing of habitat are probably the main threatening processes.
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