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- Todiramphus pyrrhopygius
22 cm (8Â¾ in)
- Rufous red patch on lower back and rump
- Black stripe running through eye to the back of the head
Australia (except south-west and east, from southern Queensland to south-eastern South Australia)
This is a monotypic species.
Eucalypt woodlands, scrub and tussock grasslands, and areas with scattered trees.
They feed on the ground, foraging for insects and reptiles. Their prey items consist of locusts, grasshoppers, mantids and beetles.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Australian Animals.net
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)
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