French: Epthianure à front blanc German: Weißgesicht-Trugschmätzer Spanish: Eptianuro pío
Jardine and Selby
New Holland = New South Wales, Australia
S Western Australia (S from c. 23° S in far W) E to South Australia (mainly S of 30° S), New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
11–13 cm; 11–17 g. Distinctive Australian chat with rather robust body. Male has most of head and upper breast white; rear crown, nape and hindneck black, this... read more
Distinctive nasal “tang”, rather like call of Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata... read more
Mainly open treeless habitats, such as grasslands, low shrublands and low vegetation usually less... read more
Food and feeding
Eats mostly insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), flies (Diptera), ants and bees (Hymenoptera), caterpillars and adult... read more
Jun–Jan, sometimes in other months; in arid regions usually dependent on good winter rainfall, but can breed in late summer and... read more
Not fully understood. In many areas, species occurs throughout year and considered resident or... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common. May have benefited from clearance of woodland for agriculture; urban and industrial development in Sydney region of New South Wales... read more
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