Southern Whiteface (species: Aphelocephala leucopsis) in Mungo NP (Gaia Guide)
Aphelocephala leucopsis
Southern Whiteface

©Ron Knight: Southern Whiteface (Aphelocephala leucopsis)

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©Leo: Southern Whiteface (Aphelocephala leucopsis)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Acanthizidae
Genus Aphelocephala
Species Aphelocephala leucopsis
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

The face throat and underparts are white.  They have a black border across the forehead and curving down through the eye.  The upperparts are a dull brown.  The tail is a dark brown to black colour with a white tip.  They have buff flanks with a colour intensity that varies between subspecies.


  • Up to 10 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Southern Whiteface (Aphelocephala leucopsis)

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in open arid country, especially in the vicinity of dead trees, hunting for insects on the ground.

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