Flinders Squawker Pauropsalta castanea Goding and Froggatt, 1904
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Male
Female
Species number (TNS):                          378. Fore wing length:                                 20–25 mm. Distribution and seasonality:             From Yardaparinna Creek in Northern South Australia (ANIC) south-east to the Flinders Ranges and the northern parts of the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and east to Fowlers Gap (ANIC) and Wilcannia in western New South Wales . Adults can be found from October to February. Notable localities:                               Black Hill (Friends of Black Hill and Morialta Inc.), Parachilna Gorge, Orroroo, Hawker, Broken Hill. Habitat:                                                  This species is generally associated with eucalypt woodland growing along watercourses and valleys, particularly River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis). Calling song and behaviour:                     Drawn-out, loud and low pitched "zeeeeeep" phrases. Each phrase lasts a few seconds. Males call from the main trunks of eucalypts and often sing in unison. Similar species:                                   Alarm Clock Squawker, Mallee Squawker.
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