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Photo by Tannin
Inglewood district, central Victoria, Australia, November 2005

Alternative name: Shy Hylacola

Calamanthus cautus

Hylacola cauta




Photo by Mat & Cathy
Near Adelaide, Australia, March 2008


Calamanthus cautus has four subspecies:

  • C. c. macrorhyncha
  • Central New South Wales
  • C. c. cauta
  • Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges to north-western Victoria and adjacent New South Wales
  • C. c. halmaturina
  • Kangaroo Island (South Australia)
  • C. c. whitlocki
  • South-central Western Australia


Shrubby vegetation.


Forage in the shade of dense vegetation, but are not particularly shy, despite the common name.

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