Northern Smoky Sage Psaltoda fumipennis Ashton, 1912
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Species number (TNS): 105. Fore wing length: 37–44 mm. Distribution and seasonality: From south of Cooktown south to Mt Bellenden Ker in Tropical northern Queensland. Adults are present from November to March. Notable localities: Mt Lewis, Julatten, Kuranda. Habitat: Tropical rainforest, typically at moderate to high elevations. Calling song and behaviour: The call is raw and metallic. with a strong series of broken phrases, emitted with a rattle- like quality, followed by several bursts of a continuous roaring whine, each lasting a few seconds. Males often sing in unison. Adults sit on the upper branches of rainforest trees. Similar species: Southern Smoky Sage.
Habitat
Northern Smoky Sage
Currently known extent
dr-pop.net database record:
Southern Smoky Sage
Male
Male
Female
Female