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19-20 cm long. Female is brighter than the male. Red eye, crown, breast and face flecked with white, chestnut shoulders.
The scientific name was formerly spelled varia.
Scrub, grassy woodland, open forest, grassy clearings in dense forest, and heath.
Diet includes insects and seeds.
3-4 eggs are laid and are incubated by the male for 13-14 days. They are fed by the male and reach adulthood in 23 days.
 External Links
Birdata.com.au, Raw Data for Map