French: Acanthize des montagnes German: Bergdornschnabel Spanish: Acantiza montana
Bellenden Ker Range, north-eastern Queensland, Australia
NE Australia: highlands of NE Queensland from Shipton’s Flat (near Cooktown) S to Paluma Range (near Townsville), extending inland to Atherton and Windsor Tablelands.
10–10·5 cm; 7 g. Medium-sized thornbill. Head, hindneck and side of neck are greyish-olive, with fine creamy scalloping on forehead, indistinct fine whitish streaking... read more
Song, frequently given when foraging, a sweet, trilled short melodious series with rattly... read more
Tropical rainforest, at 450–1600 m; likes quite dense formations with Calamus vines... read more
Food and feeding
Spiders (Araneae) and insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera), shield-bugs (Pentatomidae) and ants (Formicidae). Forages... read more
Season Aug–Nov. Nests as simple pair, but suggestion also of occasional co-operative breeding. Both sexes believed to construct nest... read more
Sedentary; of 98 recoveries of ringed individuals (involving 76 birds), all were less than 10 km... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Queensland Wet Tropics EBA. Quite common within its upland rainforest habitat in far N Queensland, where a... read more
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