Small Mallee Squawker
Pauropsalta conflua Owen and Moulds, 2016
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Species number (TNS):
Fore wing length:
Distribution and seasonality:
Western Australia, from Ravensthorpe
and Hyden east to Cape Arid National
Park and north to Kalgoorlie, with an
(?)isolated population at Madura. Also
recorded from east of Tailem Bend in
South Australia. Adults occur from
December to February.
Madura (Simon lab).
Mallee eucalypt woodland.
Calling song and behaviour:
Strident phrases, commencing with a
short double-chirp immediately followed
by a buzz and ending with another
chirp. The phrases are emitted at a rate
of ~0.5–1.0 per second. Males call from
the branches of mallee eucalypts.
Lively Squawker, Southwestern Bark
Squeaker, Seismic Squawker, Oven
Currently known extent