French: Échelet roux German: Rostbauch-Baumrutscher Spanish: Corretroncos rufo
Swan River, Western Australia
SW Western Australia (S from about Geraldton) E inland through Great Victoria Desert to N Eyre Peninsula, in South Australia.
16·5–18 cm; 30–33 g. Male has supercilium, cheek, ear-coverts, chin and throat rich cinnamon-rufous, thin dark grey-brown eyestripe, often grey-brown... read more
Contact call a piercingly high-pitched “tseet”, repeated at intervals of 0·5–1 second... read more
Open woodlands and mallee scrub, dominated by eucalypts such as wandoo (Eucalyptus wandoo... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly ants (Formicidae), but also other insects such as lepidopteran larvae and adults, beetles (Coleoptera), cockroaches (Blattodea),... read more
Season late Aug to early Jan; two broods per season common, three broods recorded once. Breeds co-operatively, with primary (breeding) pair... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally fairly common to common. Thought to have declined or disappeared in agricultural regions of Western Australia as a result of... read more
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