Crested Shrike-tit

Males are larger than females in wing length, weight, and bill-size . Males have black throats, while females have olive green.

The Crested Shrike-tit is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Crested Shrike-tits may be heard tearing at the bark of trees, looking for insects to eat. More

Although colorful, Crested Shrike-tits can be unobtrusive. Singles or small family parties forage mostly high in the canopy and can be easily overlooked unless their calls — a soft, piping, mournful whistle — are learned . Sometimes their presence is revealed by the sound of tearing bark. Morcombe (2000) writes: "The function of the heavily built, deep bill is soon apparent if one of these birds is observed foraging. More

The Crested Shrike-tit, Falcunculus frontatus, is a bird endemic to Australia. Three subspecies inhabit open eucalypt forest and woodland in the southwest (F. f. leucogaster), north (F. f. whitei) and east (F. f. frontatus). These are sometimes considered full species. It has a parrot-like bill, used for distinctive bark-stripping behaviour, which gains it access to invertebrates. Males are larger than females in wing length, weight, and bill-size (Noske 2003). Males have black throats, while females have olive green. More

I have seen a Crested Shrike-tit in the taller wandoos in this area, and a Numbat. Check around the dam for White-naped Honeyeater, Brown-headed Honeyeater and Sacred Kingfisher in summer. Weirah Road - This road leads 1.5km to a fire tower. The turnoff is 50 metres before the Arboretum. There is a good variety of habitats along this road giving good chances of seeing a variety of birds including honeyeaters, parrots, Painted Button-quail, Square-tailed Kite and Crested Shrike-tit. Arboretum (2. More

Crested shrike-tit at the You Yangs 29/3/10 by Martin, Nature Guide Special Sightings March 2010 Photos by Echidna Walkabout ©2010 Google Terms - Download Picasa - Launch Picasa - Privacy Policy - Developer - Blog - Google Home More

The head of the Crested Shrike-tit is striped black and white, with a broad median crown stripe and black eyelines setting off its otherwise white cheek patches. The head pattern of females is similar to but less bold than that of males, and males have a black chin and throat patch, whereas that of females is olive or olive-brown. More

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This four-page factsheet looks at the crested shrike-tit, which is found throughout the Murray-Darling Basin, typically amongst River red gums. PDF Download 115 KB Download Adobe Reader Download Adobe Reader Falcunculus frontatus, or the crested shrike-tit, is an endemic passerine bird usually measuring around 17 cm in length. All are characterised by bold plumage, large crested head, and stout powerful bill. More

Crested Shrike TitThe Crested Shrike-tit is a medium-small bird with a striking black and white striped head and neck, a small crest that is often held flattened over crown, a black throat, and a short heavy bill with hooked tips. It has wide, rounded wings and a square-tipped tail that can appear slightly forked. The species is separated into three geographically isolated subspecies. Males of the Eastern Shike-tit, frontatus, have an olive green back and rump, striking yellow underparts, with grey wings and tail. More

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Original source: Petr Baum
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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Falcunculidae
Genus : Falcunculus
Species : frontatus
Authority : (Latham, 1801)