French: Miro boodang German: Australienscharlachschnäpper Spanish: Petroica escarlata
#R, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
P. b. campbelli
Sharpe, 1898 – SW Western Australia; probably S South Australia (S Eyre Peninsula).
P. b. boodang
(Lesson, 1837) – SE South Australia (SE from Kangaroo I, Fleurieu) and from SE Queensland S to Victoria; non-breeding N to Flinders Ranges in W, to about Fraser I (E Queensland) in E, and inland towards C New South Wales.
P. b. leggii
Sharpe, 1879 – Flinders I and E Tasmania.
12–13·5 cm; 12–14 g. Male nominate race has head, neck and upperparts black, extensive white forehead spot; upperwing black, except for white median... read more
Song a whistling trill, “wee-cheedalee-dalee”. Contact call “chip”; other... read more
Eucalypt (Eucalyptus) forest and woodland, particularly with open shrubby or grassy... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Forages on or near ground, often pouncing on prey from low perch; feeds mainly at or below 1 m. Exhibits seasonal shifts in... read more
Season Jul–Feb; two or three broods, occasionally up to five attempted. Breeds as pair. Maintains territory throughout year. Male... read more
Mainly sedentary; some local movements, particularly during autumn-winter, when shifts to more open... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Fairly common. Some local declines recorded in parts of South Australia and Victoria, in Sydney region of New South Wales and in SW Western Australia, with... read more
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