French: Cinclosome pointillé German: Fleckenflöter Spanish: Zordala manchada
New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. punctatum
(Shaw, 1794) – SE Australia from SE Queensland (Rockhampton) S to Victoria and extreme SE South Australia.
C. p. anachoreta
Schodde & Mason, 1999 – Mount Lofty Ranges, in SE South Australia (possibly extinct).
C. p. dovei
Mathews, 1912 – E Tasmania.
24–30 cm; male 119 g, female 107 g. Male nominate race has long, narrow off-white supercilium from bill to nape side, black lores, black chin and throat and black... read more
Song is a soft double whistle, “fee-oo”, with second note higher, repeated 10–12... read more
Dry open sclerophyll forest and woodland, particularly on rocky hillsides.
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), orthopterans, flies (Diptera), hymenopterans and lepidopterans;... read more
Season Jul–Feb, later during that period in S parts of range; one, perhaps two, broods per season. Nest built by female, loosely... read more
Sedentary. Longest recorded movement of a ringed individual amounted to less than 10 km.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Nominate race and dovei generally sparse but locally common. Declines noted in some areas owing to modification or loss of habitat; will... read more
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