French: Séricorne à grand bec German: Fahlstirnsericornis Spanish: Sedosito picudo
New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
S. m. viridior
Mathews, 1912 – NE Queensland (from Mt Amos–Big Tableland S to Paluma Range), in NE Australia.
S. m. magnirostra
(Gould, 1838) – coastal and subcoastal Australia from E Queensland (Clarke Range) S, E of Great Dividing Range, to E Victoria (E Gippsland).
S. m. howei
Mathews, 1912 – W Gippsland and Strzelecki Ranges, in S Victoria.
10·5–12·5 cm; 10 g. A medium-sized rather featureless scrubwren with beady-looking dark eye in plain face, bill sometimes appearing slightly upturned.... read more
Noisy, much more so than S. keri, constantly twittering and giving contact calls as it... read more
Rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest in tropical, subtropical and temperate zones, frequenting... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous, but will take spiders (Araneae) and snails (Gastropoda), too. Recorded food items include beetles (of families Carabidae,... read more
Season Jun–Feb, mostly Nov–Dec; sometimes double-brooded. Nest domed or ovate, with slightly hooded side entrance, made of... read more
Mostly sedentary; some evidence of local wandering in winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common through much of its large E Australian range. This species’ habitat is well represented in national parks and reserves.
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