Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAVS: 8933

Subspecies Centropus phasianinus thierfelderi Stresemann, 1927

  • Centropus phasianinus thierfelderi Stresemann, E. 1927. Centropus phasianus thierfelderi subsp. nova. Oriental Insects 35: 111-112 [111] [as Centropus phasianus thierfelderi; corrected here under ICZN Art. 33(b)(i), (c), Mason, I.J. In Schodde, R. & Mason, I.J. 1997. Aves (Columbidae to Coraciidae). In, Houston, W.W.K. & Wells, A. (eds). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing, Australia Vol. 37.2 xiii 440 pp. (263)].
    Type data:
     Holotype ZMB 26.487, Merauke, Irian Jaya.





Extra Distribution Information

Boigu, Dauan, Darnley, Murray and Saibai Ils, Torres Strait, also Trans-Fly region of S New Guinea.

drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Queensland: NE oceanic
  • Indonesia
    • Irian Jaya
  • Papua New Guinea

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, arthropod-feeder, diurnal, low open woodland, low woodland, open forest, open heath, open scrub, predator, sedentary, swamp, tall open shrubland, terrestrial, territorial, volant, woodland.

Extra Ecological Information

Territorial (during breeding), randomly dispersed, seasonal breeder, sexually dimorphic (size), solitary or in pairs and family groups, walks and runs under rank grass sward, spends little time in trees, flies clumsily, feeds mainly on invertebrates and small vertebrates captured on ground, non-parasitic, builds a rough platform or domed nest in base of tall grass tussocks, both sexes incubate and rear young over austral summer.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)