French: Epthianure orangée German: Goldstirn-Trugschmätzer Spanish: Eptianuro naranja
Ephthianura [sic] aurifrons
Gammon Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Australia, mainly in interior, with few records from N tropics.
11–12 cm; 8–13 g. Distinctive Australian chat with yellow uppertail-coverts in all plumages. Male has forehead rich orange, grading to yellow on crown, eyering,... read more
Not well known. Weak metallic song or rising metallic rasp given from top of shrub. Metallic “tang... read more
Open chenopod shrublands and stony areas of arid or semi-arid regions, occasionally in coastal or... read more
Food and feeding
Eats insects, including small grasshoppers (Orthoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars (Lepidoptera) and flies (Diptera); also small... read more
Breeds in most months except May–Jun, but usually Aug–Nov; sometimes three or more nestings in a year. Breeds in pairs; both... read more
Nomadic, but some seasonal trends noted; in a few regions present throughout year, though numbers... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common. Densities of 0·72 birds/ha at Cunumulla (Queensland) and exceeding 0·06 birds/ha near Broken Hill (New South Wales). Said to... read more
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