French: Jardinier tacheté German: Tropfenlaubenvogel Spanish: Pergolero moteado occidental
“North-West Australia” = probably upper Fortescue River, Western Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. g. carteri
Mathews, 1920 – North West Cape, in Western Australia.
C. g. guttata
Gould, 1862 – Western Australia from Eighty Mile Beach S, immediately E of North West Cape, through Pilbara into C interior of state; and from Rawlinson Range E into S Northern Territory (E to c. 200–300 km N & E of Alice Springs), and S to NW South Australia (to c. 100 km S of border).
28 cm; male 128–142 g, female 122–148 g. Male nominate race has rufous-buff head and neck with extensive black feather margins and exposed bases, much of crown... read more
Little known. Male's bower-advertisement song consists of repeated loud and harsh churring... read more
Riverine woodland, scrub thickets in rocky ranges and gorges, and "break-away areas" with... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, particularly rock figs (Ficus platypoda), flowers, buds, nectar, seeds; also animal items, mostly insects. Forages mostly... read more
Season prolonged, Jul–Mar, egg-laying in Jul–Dec, on North West Cape (race carteri) breeding in Aug–Sept and... read more
Resident. Some local wandering in response to fruit availability and rainfall.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon. North West Cape population (race carteri), recently estimated to be stable at c. 2000 breeding birds, occupying c. 500... read more
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