French: Échelet à sourcils blancs German: Weißbrauen-Baumrutscher Spanish: Corretroncos cejiblanco
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. superciliosus
North, 1895 – arid S Western Australia E to ranges of C Australia, and E South Australia (W edge of Flinders Ranges).
C. a. affinis
Blyth, 1863 – SW Queensland, W New South Wales, NW Victoria and SE South Australia.
14–16 cm; 21 g. Male nominate race has broad white eyebrow contrasting with black lores, tapering above ear-coverts, which are streaked black and white; crown and... read more
Main call a ringing insect-like trill, sometimes described as “rasping call”; also a... read more
Tall shrublands and low woodlands of arid and semi-arid regions, usually dominated by acacias (... read more
Food and feeding
No detailed studies. Food mainly ants (Formicidae), but also small numbers of spiders (Araneae), beetles (Coleoptera), moths (Lepidoptera... read more
Season Jul (Western Australia) or late Aug (Victoria) to late Nov, but timing differs from one year to another; majority attempt second... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Relatively uncommon. Considered vulnerable in Victoria, where its range has contracted due to selective clearing of its preferred habitats of belah... read more
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