Cape York Heath-buzzer Drymopsalta crepitum Ewart, 2005
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Species number (TNS): 319. Fore wing length: 11–16 mm. Distribution and seasonality: Northern Queensland from the Tip of Cape York Peninsula south-west to Weipa and Normanton, and south-east to near Cooktown. Adults occur from December to March. Notable localities: Heathlands (A. Ewart). Habitat: Found in forest with a shrubby understorey and in heathland, particularly along watercourses. Calling song and behaviour: Short, high-pitched chirps with several intervening “ticks”. Adults sit on the branches and stems of trees and shrubs. Similar species: Top End Heath-buzzer, Wallum Heath-buzzer.
dr-pop.net database record
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Recording provided by A. Ewart