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Male
Photo by Greg McKay
Ormiston Gorge, Northern Territory, September 2010
Amytornis purnelli

Identification

Female is distinguished by small rufous patch on flank.

Distribution

Central Australia: found in Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

Taxonomy

Female
Photo by peterday
Ormiston Gorge, Northern Territory, July 2016

This is a monotypic species[1].

Kalkadoon Grasswren was recently split from this species.

Habitat

Spinifex and scrub on rocky, hilly ground.

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase

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