Redeye Psaltoda moerens (Germar, 1834)
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Species number (TNS): 089. Fore wing length: 42–52 mm. Distribution and seasonality: From Kroombit Tops in Queensland south to the eastern half of Tasmania. In Victoria it occurs west to the Grampians, with isolated populations on the Victorian/South Australian border and in South Australia at the Adelaide Hills. In Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales the species is mostly restricted to the highlands, on or adjacent to the Great Dividing Range. In Greater Sydney, populations are restricted to the north and south of the metropolitan area. Adults occur from November until March. Notable localities: Crows Nest, Stanthorpe, Ku- Ring-Gai Chase National Park, Goulburn, Canberra, Wangaratta, Melbourne, Hobart. Habitat: Temperate eucalypt forests. Calling song and behaviour: A rich growl that increases in volume until it becomes a roar. This then breaks up into a melodious yodel sequence before fading away. Adults occur on the main trunks and upper branches of eucalypts. Similar species: Black Friday, Black Prince.
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