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Chestnut-rumped Heathwren

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Photo by fthsm Sydney, Australia, December 2008
Photo by fthsm
Sydney, Australia, December 2008

Alternative name: Chestnut-rumped Hylacola

Calamanthus pyrrhopygius

Hylacola pyrrhopygia

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[edit] Identification

  • Brownish-grey upperparts
  • Paler, finely streaked underparts
  • Rich chestnut rump
  • Buff eyebrow

[edit] Distribution

Australia: found in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • C. p. pyrrhopygia:
  • C. p. parkeri:
  • Mount Lofty Range (South Australia)
  • C. p. pedleri:
  • Southern Flinders Ranges (South Australia)

[edit] Habitat

Woodlands and heathland with dense shrub and vegetation, rocky habitats.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

Its nest is domed shaped.

[edit] Diet

Its diet includes mainly insects, with some seeds and spiders.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Australian Government

[edit] External Links

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