French: Atrichorne roux German: Rostdickichtvogel Spanish: Matorralero rojizo
E. P. Ramsay
Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. r. rufescens
(E. P. Ramsay, 1866) – E side of Great Divide from extreme SE Queensland (Mistake Range) S to extreme N New South Wales (S to Gibraltar Range).
A. r. ferrieri
Schodde & Mason, 1999 – NE New South Wales (from Dorrigo Plateau S to Barrington Tops).
17–18·5 cm. Small and compact, with short wings, long, graduated tail. Male has head and neck dark brown with indistinct fine dark barring; rest of upperparts... read more
Subtropical and temperate rainforest, including beech (Nothofagus) forest, and adjacent... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Beetles, scrub-snails (Helix) and snail eggs recorded as taken; probably some plant seeds eaten. Forages on ground... read more
Poorly known. Season Sept–Nov. Male possibly polygynous, takes no part in nest-building, incubation or brood-rearing, occupies... read more
Sedentary. Although one immature travelled at least 20 km from nearest suitable breeding habitat,... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Considered Near Threatened until 2008, the conservation status of this species has deteriorated rapidly, culminating in its uplisting to Endangered in 2012,... read more
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