Jacky Winter

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Jacky Winter

Microeca fascinans


Breeds from July-December after rain. A tiny shallow cup nest made from grass is built on a horizontal branch or fork of a tree up to 20 m high.


Details Description
Type
Bird
Group
Robin
Identifying Characteristics

Male and female similar. Grey brown upperparts, white underparts with a grey-brown washed breast and a white eyebrow. The outer tail feathers are white. Size 12-14 cm.

Distinctive Markings

Faint white eyebrow and white outer tail feathers.

Diet

Carnivore, invertebrates.

Habitat

Open woodlands and paddocks with scattered trees.

Native Status
Native to Australia
Sounds
Sings loudly from high trees. A whistling call "chwit-chwit-chwit-queeter-queeter-queeter".
Taxonomy
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Petroicidae
Genus
Microeca
Mainland Australia except dry deserts. Also Papua New Guinea.

Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.

Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Conservation Status
DEPI Advisory List
Not listed
FFG Act
Not listed
EPBC Act
Not listed

The conservation status of species is listed within Victoria and Australia.

The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) Advisory List consists of non-statutory advisory lists of rare or threatened flora and fauna within Victoria.

The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) lists threatened species in Victoria. Under the Act, an Action Statement is produced for each listed species.

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation, listing nationally threatened native species and ecological communities.

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