French: Siffleur des rochers German: Felsendickkopf Spanish: Picanzo roquero
E. J. O. Hartert
South Alligator River, Northern Territory, Australia
N Western Australia (E from Kimberley), N Northern Territory and extreme NW Queensland.
25–26·5 cm; 50–60 g. Male has head and neck dark grey, shading to olive-tinged brownish-grey on upperparts; side of face whitish-buff, lores paler;... read more
Rich, clear, varied song includes 2 repeated whistles. Call a metallic “pwink”; contact... read more
Sandstone escarpments, gorges and hills, extending locally into limestone, granite and quartzite... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and spiders (Araneae), occasionally small vertebrates. Forages on ground, in spinifex clumps and cracks in rocky substrate, under... read more
Eggs in late Oct and early Nov in Western Australia and late Aug to late Jan in Northern Territory. Nest a cup of spinifex, twigs and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common.
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