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Kalkadoon grasswren

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Amytornis
Higher classification  Amytornis
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Maluridae
Scientific name  Amytornis ballarae
Rank  Species
Kalkadoon grasswren Kalkadoon Grasswren Amytornis ballarae Barraimaging
Similar  Carpentarian grasswren, Dusky grasswren, Amytornis, Grey grasswren, Bird

The Kalkadoon grasswren (Amytornis ballarae), also called the Ballara grasswren, is a species of passerine bird in the family Maluridae. It is endemic to Australia.

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Kalkadoon grasswren Kalkadoon Grasswren Amytornis ballarae Foraging on a spinefex

Taxonomy

Kalkadoon grasswren Kalkadoon Grasswren Amytornis ballarae Barraimaging

It was formerly treated as a subspecies of the dusky grasswren. The English qualifier ‘Kalkadoon’ refers to the name of the Aboriginal group that live in the area where it is found. The specific epithet ballarae refers to the deserted mining town of Ballara, in north-western Queensland between Mount Isa and Cloncurry.

Description

Kalkadoon grasswren Kalkadoon Grasswren Amytornis ballarae Barraimaging

It is similar to the dusky grasswren, though the markings are generally brighter and more defined, e.g. the wing coverts and remiges are grayish with a small rufous patch at the base of the outer remiges, compared with the same parts of the dusky grasswren being a uniformly dull rufous-brown.

Distribution and habitat

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The Kalkadoon grasswren has a restricted range, being endemic to spinifex covered hills in the Selwyn Range system of north-west Queensland.

Kalkadoon grasswren Kalkadoon Grasswren Australian Birds photographs by Graeme Chapman
Kalkadoon grasswren Kalkadoon Grasswren Australian Birds photographs by Graeme Chapman

References

Kalkadoon grasswren Wikipedia


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