French: Diamant oculé German: Rotohramadine Spanish: Diamante orejirrojo
Quoy and Gaimard
King George Sound, Western Australia
SW Western Australia from Darling Range S to Manjimup and Pemberton, and E along coast to Cape Le Grand National Park and Israelite Bay.
12 cm; 12–14 g. Male has lores and very narrow area around eye black, bright red patch on ear-coverts; rest of head and upperparts olive-brown to brownish-grey with... read more
Calls include loud contact or identity call, "oowee", rising in pitch, given by both sexes (female'... read more
Dense shrubby vegetation in cool, wet evergreen forest, especially with jarrah (Eucalyptus... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses, including Lepidosperma, seeds of casuarina (Casuarina); small insects, some spiders (Araneae). Feeds in... read more
Season Aug–Nov, in good years also Mar–May. Territorial; breeding pair will not tolerate another pair within 100 m. In... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in South-west Australia EBA. Uncommon. Extensive clearing of native vegetation in the past led to range contraction... read more
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