French: Acanthize blanchâtre German: Fahlrücken-Weißstirnchen Spanish: Cariblanco meridional
Subspecies and Distribution
A. l. castaneiventris
(Milligan, 1903) – Chestnut-flanked Whiteface – C Western Australia.
A. l. leucopsis
(Gould, 1841) – Southern Whiteface – SE Western Australia E to S Queensland, inland E New South Wales and Victoria.
10·5–12·5 cm; 12·5 g. Largely terrestrial tubby, short-tailed, stout-billed acanthizid. Nominate race is brown-grey to grey-brown above, with... read more
Often very vocal, giving persistent sibilant trilling series not unlike that of a fairy-wren (... read more
Arid and semi-arid acacia (Acacia) and eucalypt (Eucalyptus) woodland and... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily arthropods, also seeds and leaves. Arthropod prey mainly insects, includes beetles (Coleoptera), lepidopteran larvae, ants (... read more
Recorded in all months, mostly Jul–Nov and Mar–Apr; may rear several broods in a season. Nests mainly as pair, but communal and... read more
Mainly resident; some local drought-related movements, to wetter areas not normally occupied.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common; rather patchily distributed. Has declined in many areas; reasons unknown, but probably related to habitat degradation and loss... read more
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