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Yellowish underside to whitish throat, reddish-brown upperside and tail, white-edged secondaries, grey sides to head with a thin white eye-ring.
Two subspecies usually recognized:
The scientific name was formerly spelt Acanthornis magnus.
Understory of temperate rainforest and wet eucalypt forest, especially where ferns are common.
The diet includes insects and other invertebrates.
Breeding is from September to December; 3-4 eggs are laid, which are white with reddish spots. The nest is domed, hidden low in vegetation.
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