French: Epthianure à collier German: Safrantrugschmätzer Spanish: Eptianuro amarillo
Castelnau and E. P. Ramsay
Norman River, Queensland, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
E. c. tunneyi
Mathews, 1912 – NW Northern Territory (W Arnhem Land).
E. c. crocea
Castelnau & E. P. Ramsay, 1877 – N Western Australia (SW & NE Kimberley region, King Sound and Fitzroy R) E patchily to E Northern Territory (Barkly Tableland) and W Queensland, thence S to NE South Australia (Eromanga–L Eyre Basin).
E. c. macgregori
Keast, 1958 – lower Dawson–Mackenzie Basin, in CE Queensland.
11–12 cm; 7–10 g. Distinctive yellowish chat. Male nominate race in breeding plumage is unmistakable: has most of head and neck orange-yellow or bright yellow... read more
Song, often given by male when perched, a high-pitched “tee-tsu-tee” or “pee-ee... read more
Low vegetation surrounding ephemeral wetlands, including samphire and freshwater swamps, bore... read more
Food and feeding
Food mainly insects, including ants (of family Formicidae), beetles (of family Chrysomelidae), moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera) and... read more
Recorded in all months except Feb, Aug and Sept. Little information on bonds and breeding behaviour. Nest a small cup made of grasses or... read more
Not understood. Probably largely nomadic, and locally and/or seasonally common at some localities... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common to rare; rarer and more locally distributed than other members of family. Some concern for certain populations. Nominate race... read more
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