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Photo by peterday
Standley Chasm, Northern Territory, Australia, July 2016
Ptilotula keartlandi

Lichenostomus keartlandi


13–16·5 cm (5-6½ in)

  • Pale grey top of head
  • Brownish grey nape
  • Browner upperparts


Northern Australia (Pilbara, Western Australia to north-western and central Queensland)


This is a monotypic species.
Formerly placed in the genus Lichenostomus.


Open semi-arid woodlands particularly in sandstone ridges.



Their diet consists mostly of insects and spiders. Also nectar and occasionally fruit.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)

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