French: Atrichorne bruyant German: Lärmdickichtvogel Spanish: Matorralero bullicioso
Darling Range, Western Australia
Western Australia in coastal and near-coastal areas between Two Peoples Bay and Cheyne Beach; reintroduced at several sites, including near Waroona (in Darling Range, S of Perth).
Male c. 23 cm, 50–60 g; female c. 19·5 cm, 34 g. Rather small, with short rounded wings, long graduated tail. Male is mid-brown above, with fine, dark vermicu... read more
Dense scrub and the shrubby understorey of low forest; frequents gulleys, swamps, watercourses, and... read more
Food and feeding
Eats a wide range of invertebrates, but seems to prefer ants (Formicidae), beetles, spiders, orthopterans and various larvae. Vertebrates... read more
Season Apr–Oct, during austral winter, most eggs laid in Jun. Male probably polygynous, plays no role in nest-building, incubation of... read more
Generally sedentary. Some males disperse up to 10 km from natal area, but many appear to remain in... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES I. Considered Vulnerable until uplisted to Endangered in 2012. Restricted-range species: present in South-west Australia EBA. Was considered extinct, but... read more
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