French: Miro à poitrine blanche German: Weißbrustschnäpper Spanish: Petroica pechiblanca
Quoy and Gaimard
King George Sound, Western Australia, Australia
SW Australia: SW coastal region of Western Australia from N of Geraldton S, discontinuously, to region of Albany.
15–16·5 cm; male 19–22·5g, female 15–19 g. Has head and upperparts sooty grey, lores black; upperwing sooty black, white patches across bases... read more
Song a whistled double note, “see-ow”. Alarm calls a single or double “chic... read more
N population inhabits dense coastal thickets of acacia (Acacia) and paperbark (... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other small arthropods. Most prey captured by pouncing from an elevated perch to ground (76% of attacks); also taken below 1 m... read more
Season Jun–Jan; 2–3 clutches per season. Breeds as pair, but often up to three helpers at nest (mostly males); male and helpers... read more
Sedentary. Young females disperse, while young males often remain with parents as helpers. In one... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in South-west Australia EBA. Common. Reaction to disturbance uncertain; in some studies this species showed a... read more
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