French: Dasyorne à long bec German: Tüpfelborstenvogel Spanish: Picocerdas occidental
Swan River = King George Sound, Western Australia
Coastal SW Western Australia between Two Peoples Bay and Waychinicup, and in Fitzgerald River National Park. Small translocated population near Walpole (W of Albany) may now be extinct.
c. 17 cm; 26–39 g. The smallest bristlebird; stout body, short rounded wings, longish graduated and often ragged tail, and medium-length slightly decurved sturdy bill.... read more
Vocalizations loud and distinctive, throughout year, less frequent over summer and most intense in... read more
Dense closed coastal heathland, and more open heath where dense clumps or thickets present. Heaths... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates and seeds, but few detailed data. Seeds include those of Anarthria scabra, Daviesia and Acacia;... read more
Poorly known, and few records. Season Jul–Oct/Nov; single-brooded. Possibly pairs for life, partners spending much time together, but... read more
Sedentary; some local movement, especially after bush fires. One pair colonized a site at Two... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES I. Restricted-range species: present in South-west Australia EBA. Formerly categorized as Endangered. After its initial discovery on Swan R, near Perth... read more
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