French: Acanthize sobre German: Walddornschnabel Spanish: Acantiza sencilla
Swan River, Western Australia
SW Western Australia N to Hill R and Moora and E to Stirling Range.
8–10·5 cm; 7 g. A small, plain thornbill with pale eye. Has fine creamy-buff scalloping on forehead, fine creamy-buff streaking and spotting on ear-coverts;... read more
Tends to be quiet and fairly unobtrusive. Song, reportedly used also as contact and in agonistic... read more
Wandoo woodland, jarrah and marri forest with understorey of shrubs, also flooded gum (... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily insectivorous. Food includes beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), wasps and ants (Hymenoptera), and lepidopteran larvae; also... read more
Season Aug–Feb, occasionally from mid-Jul. Breeds as pair, or sometimes in group with three or four individuals attending one nest.... read more
Resident, with perhaps some local post-breeding wandering. Of 65 recoveries concerning 60... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to uncommon. Density can reach 40 groups/100 ha, but drops after fires. Range relatively restricted, and much of the habitat being... read more
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