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Drymodes superciliaris


Rufous-brown above and paler below, with a distinct dark vertical stripe from above the eye to the side of the throat. Black wings with broad white tips forming a prominent double wingbar.


Northern Queensland (rainforests of coastal Cape York Peninsula), Australia


This is a monotypic species.
Formerly considered conspecific with Papuan Scrub Robin.


Dense vegetation, typically including rainforest.


Diet includes invertebrates, collected by actively digging in dense leaf litter. It moves mostly by hopping.


  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/

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