French: Miro à front rouge German: Rotstirnschnäpper Spanish: Petroica frentirroja
Vigors and Horsfield
South Australia, Australia
S two-thirds of mainland Australia, with irregular occurrence of non-breeders in N parts and on much of E coast.
10·5–12·5 cm; 7–9 g. Male has head, neck and upperparts black, large scarlet forehead patch; upperwing black, white median and greater secondary... read more
Song a metallic insect-like “drit-drit-drrr-it”. Call a short “tick”; scold... read more
Semi-arid and arid woodland and shrubland (mallee, mixed open woodland, mulga, etc.) with acacia (... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other small arthropods. Most food caught on or near ground, primarily by pouncing from low perch, usually below 1 m. Foraging... read more
Eggs late Jun to mid Jan; rears up to four broods, and will make up to ten attempts, per season. Breeds as monogamous pair. Territory... read more
Extent and nature of movements poorly known. At least partly sedentary (present throughout year at... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common; irregular in wetter coastal districts. Widespread breeder in S Queensland, Western Australia and S states (but not recorded Tasmania);... read more
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