French: Acanthize de Tasmanie German: Tasmandornschnabel Spanish: Acantiza de Tasmania
Subspecies and Distribution
A. e. rufifrons
A. J. Campbell, 1903 – King I, in W Bass Strait, off SE Australia.
A. e. ewingii
Gould, 1844 – Furneaux Group (E Bass Strait) and mainland Tasmania.
10·5–11·5 cm; 7 g. Nominate race has rufous-brown forehead with little or no pale scalloping; lores and feathers around eye grey-brown, suggesting broad pale eyering (... read more
Sweet musical warbling prefaced by “tsit tsit” contact notes, then “chee cheee chee” series with... read more
Habitats with dense shrub layer including sedges and tree-ferns, from sea-level to mountains,... read more
Food and feeding
Food includes spiders (Araneae), beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera), bugs (Hemiptera), wasps (Hymenoptera) and lepidopterans, as well as... read more
Season Aug–Jan, with eggs recorded mid-Oct to Jan. Breeds as simple pair. Nest built by both sexes, in one case taking 24 days; neat... read more
Resident; of 259 recoveries of 128 individuals, all were less than 10 km from ringing site. Some... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tasmania EBA. Quite common in Tasmania; King I race rufifrons formerly rare, but has increased in... read more
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