French: Acanthize ridé German: Stricheldornschnabel Spanish: Acantiza estriada
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. l. alberti
Mathews, 1920 – SE Queensland and extreme NE New South Wales, in E Australia.
A. l. lineata
Gould, 1838 – NE New South Wales S to Victoria.
A. l. clelandi
Mathews, 1912 – SE South Australia and SW Victoria.
A. l. whitei
Mathews, 1912 – Kangaroo I, off South Australia.
9–11 cm; 7 g. Distinctive thornbill with well-streaked head and forebody. Nominate race has top of head tan-brown, becoming paler on neck side and hindneck, with dense... read more
Vocal. Constant thin, high-pitched, raspy, almost insect-like “tiziz-tiziz” calls as it... read more
Primarily eucalypt (Eucalyptus) forests and woodlands with good shrub layer, including... read more
Food and feeding
Prey includes spiders (Araneae), insect larvae, beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera), bugs (Hemiptera) including lerps (Psyllidae), also... read more
Season Jun–Mar, with eggs Jun–Dec; likely to be occasionally double-brooded. Breeds as simple pair or as co-operative group of... read more
Primarily resident; some local movements. In SE New South Wales, moves out of higher altitudes (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread over much of SE mainland, also on Kangaroo I. In Victoria study, density varied from 62 group territories/km² in regrowth... read more
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