French: Acanthize de Legge German: Stammhuscher Spanish: Sedosito tasmano
Western Tiers, near Deloraine, Tasmania
Subspecies and Distribution
A. m. greeniana
Schodde & Mason, 1999 – King I, in W Bass Strait (off SE Australia).
A. m. magna
(Gould, 1855) – Tasmania.
11–12 cm; 10 g. Small scrubwren-like species with distinctive head pattern, strikingly pale eye and short, slightly decurved bill. Nominate race has olive-brown... read more
Sweet musical song phrase, sometimes prefaced by very quiet zitting notes, “to wee to tsee tee tee... read more
Cool-temperate rainforest and moist eucalypt (Eucalyptus) forest with dense understorey of... read more
Food and feeding
Food invertebrates, mostly insects, including cockroach eggs (Blattodea), beetles (Coleoptera, including curculionids), bugs (Hemiptera),... read more
Season Sept–Jan. Breeds as monogamous pair. Maintains territory at least when breeding, and likely to be found nearby all year. Nest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Tasmania EBA. Unobtrusive and easily overlooked. Patchy distribution in Tasmania, and absent... read more
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