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17

Rock Warbler

(Origma solitaria)
Alternate name(s): "Origma", "Cataract-bird", "Cavebird", "Rock Robin", "Rock Swallow", "Sandstone Robin", "Hanging Dick"
Size: 12-14 cm
Weight: 14 g (average)

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Rock Warbler at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Full-frontal view of a Rock Warbler
[Wottamolla, Royal NP, NSW, June 2015]

Near-frontal view of a Rock Warbler
[Wottamolla, Royal NP, NSW, June 2015]

Near-lateral view of a Rock Warbler
[Wottamolla, Royal NP, NSW, June 2015]

Lateral view of a Rock Warbler on Hawkesbury sandstone, the type of rock dominating the soils to which this species' range is restricted (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[St. Albans, NSW, November 2012]

Lateral view of a Rock Warbler (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[St. Albans, NSW, February 2013]

Lateral view of a Rock Warbler
[Wottamolla, Royal NP, NSW, June 2015]

Lateral view of a Rock Warbler
[Ferntree Gully Environmental Reserve, near Rylstone, NSW, December 2016]

Near-dorsal view of a Rock Warbler
[Wottamolla, Royal NP, NSW, June 2015]

Dorsal view of a Rock Warbler
[Wottamolla, Royal NP, NSW, June 2015]

Behaviour

Rockwarblers live exclusively on Hawkesbury sandstone. They spend much of their time hidden in dense shrubs, but will also often venture out on to open rock platforms, e.g. around rock pools or cliffs.

Dorsal view of a Rock Warbler in its typical habitat, on a Hawkesbury sandstone cliff
[Wottamolla, Royal NP, NSW, June 2015]

rock pools of Wottamolla Creek - the habitat in which a pair of Rockwarblers was found by us near dusk
[Wottamolla, Royal NP, NSW, June 2015]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

rockwrb_20150611.mp3 (E NSW) ? © MD
rockwrb_20150611_1.mp3 (E NSW) ? © MD

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