Dusty Squawker Relictapsalta nigristriga (Goding and Froggatt, 1904)
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Species number (TNS): 394. Fore wing length: 21–26 mm. Distribution and seasonality: From Weipa, through Cooktown, Cairns and the Atherton Tableland west to near Chillagoe and south to beyond Townsville. It occurs from December to April. Notable localities: Mount Molloy. Habitat: Populations in association with eucalypts in dry sclerophyll forest, woodland, savannah and rural areas. Generally an uncommon species. Calling song and behaviour: Monotonously repeated "zeeeeeep" phrases. Each phrase lasts about 1.5 seconds. Males call from the main trunks of eucalypts. Similar species: Tropical Orange Squawker, Fairy Dust Squawker.
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