French: Drymode à croupion brun German: Eukalyptusdrosselschnäpper Spanish: Petroica matorralera sureña
belts of the Murray, South Australia, Australia
S Australia: scattered locations in SW Western Australia (except for extreme SW corner), SE South Australia (E from Eyre Peninsula, S from Flinders Ranges), C & SW New South Wales and N & NW Victoria.
18·5–22 cm; male 36–38g, female 30 g. Side of face and neck are brown, with faint pale supercilium, white lores and eyering, short vertical black mark... read more
Song a musical “chip chip par-ee”. Probable contact call a shrill high-pitched “... read more
Dense mallee and other semi-arid scrub, particularly favouring broombush; also heath, coastal tea-... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other small invertebrates; occasionally seeds. Forages almost exclusively on the ground (at least 98% of time), mainly in dense... read more
Season Jul–Jan; single brood per season. Monogamous; solitary, territorial throughout year. Male courtship-feeds female. Nest a cup... read more
Sedentary. Recaptures of marked individuals less than 10 km from original site of ringing.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rather uncommon and patchily distributed; occurs in several isolated populations. Has declined in many parts of range; this associated with... read more
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