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Shy Heathwren

(Hylacola cauta)
Alternate name(s): "Shy Ground-wren", "Shy Scrub-warbler", "Shy Hylacola", "Mallee Heathwren"
Size: 11.5-14 cm
Weight: 13-16 g

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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 Shy Heathwren at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "cauta"

ADULT

MALE

Close-up near-frontal view of a male Shy Heathwren
[Monarto Conservation Park, near Murray Bridge, SA, April 2022]

Close-up near-frontal view of a male Shy Heathwren issuing its call
[Monarto Conservation Park, near Murray Bridge, SA, April 2022]

Close-up near-lateral view of a male Shy Heathwren
[Monarto Conservation Park, near Murray Bridge, SA, April 2022]

Close-up lateral view of a male Shy Heathwren
[Monarto Conservation Park, near Murray Bridge, SA, April 2022]

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.

shywren_me_20220413.m4a cauta (S SA) Territorial song (male) © ME
shywren_me_20220413_2.m4a cauta (S SA) Territorial song (male) © ME

More Shy Heathwren sound recordings are available at xeno-canto.org .

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