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Photo by peterdayStandley Chasm, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, July 2016
Photo by peterday
Standley Chasm, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, July 2016
Megalurus carteri

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[edit] Identification

15cm

  • Brownish unstreaked wings and back
  • Rufous crown and nape
  • Whitish throat and breast grading to buff undertail covers and flanks
  • Long, wedge-tipped tail, brown

Sexes similar

[edit] Distribution

Spinifex regions of north-central Australia (Pilbara to north-western Queensland).

[edit] Taxonomy

Photo by Mat & CathySanta Teresa Road, near Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, April 2010
Photo by Mat & Cathy
Santa Teresa Road, near Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, April 2010

This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in genus Eremiornis. Placed in genus Megalurus by Gill and Donsker.

[edit] Habitat

Deserts

[edit] Behaviour

[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.
  1. BF Member observations

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