New South Wales, Australia.
Formerly listed as E. albogularis, but name mystacalis has priority#R. Name guttatus is likewise a junior synonym of present species#R. Formerly considered conspecific with E. nigripennis and E. exul, but recently split on grounds of vocal and morphological differences#R, and this treatment followed here. It differs from E. nigripennis in its song, a “rapid series of bubbling ‘wows’’ vs a “rising series of ‘knocking’ notes… similar to an axe hitting wood”#R (3); considerably larger size (effect size for wing difference –3.5) (2); wing with a single white spot on P4 vs a short but distinct white bar (2); supposedly less distinct rufous collar and less distinctly barred undertail not apparent on all specimens. It differs from E. exul in its longer wing (at least 2), much darker upperparts (3), less well-marked dark crown (at least 1), and presence of a rufous hindcollar (1).Monotypic.
E Australia from Cape York Peninsula S through E Queensland and E New South Wales to E & CS Victoria; winters N to SC & E New Guinea.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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