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Young birds: are browner and have yellow cheek spines.
Interior of Australia, to coasts in south and west
Some authorities recognise two subspecies: Acanthagenys rufogularis rufogularis and Acanthagenys rufogularis parkeri
Dry shrubland, mallee and acacia scrub, coastal scrubs, woodlands along rivers and, occasionally, mangroves. May be found in orchards.
Their diet consists mainly of fruit, nectar and arthropods (insects and spiders), along with some seeds. They occasionally take small reptiles and baby birds.
They construct a deep, suspended, cup-shaped nest of plant fibres and grasses bound with spider webs and lined with soft materials. The female incubates the eggs alone, but both sexes feed and care for the young.
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