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Southern Whiteface

(Aphelocephala leucopsis)
Alternative names: "Eastern White-face" and "Western White-face", now considered two races of the same species; "White-faced Titmouse", "White-faced Squeaker"
Size: 10-12 cm
SUBSECTIONS:     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Taxonomy, classification

See Southern Whiteface at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

(for details refer to a field guide)

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Sightings

We have spotted Southern Whitefaces, race "leucopsis", about 100 km West of Bourke, NSW, in September 2012.

Photos

Race "leucopsis"

Lateral view of a Southern Whiteface
[100 km west of Bourke, NSW, September 2012]

Lateral view of a Southern Whiteface
[100 km west of Bourke, NSW, September 2012]

Lateral view of a Southern Whiteface, slightly different posture
[100 km west of Bourke, NSW, September 2012]

Near-dorsal view of a Southern Whiteface
[100 km west of Bourke, NSW, September 2012]

Dorsal view of a Southern Whiteface
[100 km west of Bourke, NSW, September 2012]

Behaviour

According to field guides Southern Whitefaces are often seen foraging with Yellow-rumped Thornbills. Seen by us together with Chestnut-rumped Thornbills.

Food, Diet

Southern Whitefaces take both seeds and insects.

Near-lateral view of a Southern Whiteface foraging on the ground
[100 km west of Bourke, NSW, September 2012]

Dorsal view of a Southern Whiteface foraging on the ground
[100 km west of Bourke, NSW, September 2012]

These pages are largely based on our own observations. For more salient facts on any bird species please refer to a field guide.