French: Mérion élégant German: Silberkopf-Staffelschwanz Spanish: Maluro elegante
Swan River, south-west Australia
Forested SW corner of Australia.
14–15·5 cm; 8·5–11·5 g. Male in Bright plumage has crown, upper back and ear-coverts iridescent sky-blue, narrow blue ring around eye; lores, nape and lower back... read more
Song a reel typical of genus, with 3–4 introductory notes more prolonged than in other... read more
Dense understorey vegetation mainly in tall eucalypt (Eucalyptus) forest; also wet coastal... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, especially ants (Formicidae) and beetles (Coleoptera); also some spiders (Araneae). Lives in groups of 2–9 individuals,... read more
Season short, Oct–Dec. Socially monogamous but probably sexually promiscuous (as congeners); remains paired throughout year. Co-... read more
Resident. Dispersal mainly by females more than 1 year old; both sexes rarely disperse farther than... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in South-west Australia EBA. Generally considered to be reasonably common. Long-lived, and able to survive fires.
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